Those five minutes: when Sachin Tendulkar faces six deliveries

MELBOURNE: It was never a long-awaited ticket break in a game of Cricket .

It lasted five minutes, but for Sachin Tendulkar devotees, even that was a good time if their 'God' is out there in the 22 yards in a country where he is revered no less than his.

And those five minutes of putting the bat on the ball for raising funds to Bushfire The charity will be archived as carefully as its international hundreds.



With a dodgy shoulder, Tendulkar didn't take part in the charity game but was played an over from Australia's superstar woman Cricket Ellyse perry During the break. Perry had challenged Tendulkar to face her in a video message on social media that the Indian legend had accepted.



Accustomed to seeing it in impeccable whites or in the light blue (once navy blue) colors of India, fans on the ground of Junction Oval in Melbourne must have been speechless when they saw it coming out in Australian yellow.

The helmet was yellow, the pads were not ultralight and the bat wore the kookaburra logo instead of MRF or Adidas, but who cared about those five minutes.

Perry's first installment was placed on his hips and the gardener with a thin, short leg left him to his shame and the crowd was happy. He repeated the shot towards the deep square leg and got a pair.

It's an amazing feeling to play with Tendulkar and watch Brian Lara said Australia's double international, Perry, who would play a key role in the triple series final against India. Perry has also represented Australia in football.

A couple of deliveries were launched by another young Australian, Annabel Sutherland, daughter of California Executive Director James. But Tendulkar, 46, pushed him charitably towards the fielders, with all the spirit and essence of the 'Charity Game'.

Fans wouldn't mind a booming hedge boost, but even the lazy slap for the gardener was vociferously recognized.

It ended in five minutes, but in fact it was Yesterday once again.

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