Australia women’s all-rounder Annabel Sutherland said that she will always remember the moment when she bowled the ball to Sachin Tendulkar. It was during the Bushfire Bash relief match at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
Prior to the fund-raising match, Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry challenged the Master Blaster to face an over. The face-off took place in the mid-innings break. After the dynamic Perry bowled four balls at Sachin, she handed the ball over to the young Sutherland, who’s also the daughter of former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland. Recalling the incident Sutherland states that :
“I was fielding at mid-off, I think Ellyse Perry bowled three or four balls and then she threw the ball to me, it was very kind of her, I’ll remember bowling to Sachin Tendulkar for the rest of my life, the nerves were very high considering I bowled to him,” Sutherland was quoted as saying in a video shared by cricket.com.au.
“I bowled a half volley to him, but Sachin was very kind that he hit it straight down the pitch, it was an exciting moment for all of us to be out there, it was awesome,” she added.
A moment any youngster will never forget – bowling to Sachin Tendulkar! pic.twitter.com/gGnRqtFtOF
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 27, 2020
During the innings break in the Bushfire relief match between Ponting XI and Gilchrist XI, Tendulkar came out of retirement for one over to face Australia’s Ellyse Perry. Ellyse Perry had bowled four balls to Tendulkar, and the Master Blaster managed to score a boundary on the first ball of the over.
And then Annabel Sutherland took the ball in her own hands, and after the six balls concluded, the entire Australian women’s team shook hands with the Master Blaster. In the Bushfire relief match, Ponting XI scored 104 runs and they had managed to win the game by one run.
Sachin Tendulkar’s reply to Brain Lara’s video post
Former West Indies Cricketer Brain Lara shared a glipse of his son Zende who was learning to bat with a little help and some instructions from his mother. Brain Lara who is considered as one of the greatest batsman of all time holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.
Lara recently posted a video on his Instagram where his con seen learning to bat with some advice from his parents.
The video soon caught the attention of his good friend Sachin Tendulkar. The master blaster shared the pic of Lara’s son with a childhood picture of himself holding the bat in a similar manner.
“@brianlaraofficial I know of another boy who had a similar grip and didn’t do too badly in international cricket,” Tendulkar wrote.