Twitter Reacts As India Legends Thrash Bangladesh Legends In The Opening Game Of Road Safety World Series 2021
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Twitter Reacts As India Legends Thrash Bangladesh Legends In The Opening Game Of Road Safety World Series 2021

India, India Legends, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar
Indian Legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. (Photo: Twitter)

The Road Safety World Series 2021 got underway on March 5 with the India Legends team taking on the Bangladesh Legends and beating them emphatically by 10 wickets at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.

The tournament will see India Legends, South Africa Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, West Indies Legends, England Legends, and Bangladesh Legends in T20 matches with former players from all the countries bringing on a heavy dose of nostalgia for the fans who grew up watching them.

Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar (Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar-Virender Sehwag Smash Bangladesh Legends Team

Meanwhile, the first match saw Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends team taking on Mohammad Rafique’s Bangladesh Legends. The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first. Nazimuddin top-scored with 49 in 33 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. Only two other players got into double figures as opener Javed Omar made 12 runs in 19 balls with one four to his name.

The other player to get into double figures was Rajin Saleh, who also made 12 runs in 24 balls with one-four as well.

For India, Vinay Kumar (2/25), Pragyan Ojha (2/12), and Yuvraj Singh (2/15) were the best bowlers, with Manpreet Gony and Yusuf Pathan also picking one wicket apiece.

Virender Sehwag (PTI)
Virender Sehwag (PTI)

Bangladesh Legends bowlers failed to pick a single wicket as Sachin Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 33 in 26 balls with 5 fours to his name. However, the innings of the match came as Virender Sehwag smacked his way to 80* in just 33 balls with 10 fours and 5 sixes to his name. His strike rate was an eye-watering 228.57.

Mohammad Sharif and Khaled Mahmud both gave away more than 30 runs in their overs respectively while Mohammad Rafique gave 26 runs and Alamgir Kabir gave 25 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar (Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar (Twitter)

Twitterverse was ecstatic to see their favorites Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag back in action as India won the match by 10 wickets in hand. They lauded the victory and the duo’s performance on the social media platform with tweets.

Here are some tweets on India Legends’ victory over Bangladesh Legends in the Road Safety World Series 2021 opening match: