The Bushfires in Australia have been one of the most devastating events that have occurred in the recent past. Eastern Australia is one of the most fire-prone regions down under, claiming plenty of human lives and killed about one billion animals as well. To raise money for the cause, a handful of cricketing legends from the past will come together to play a bushfires relief match. Former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who will coach the Ricky Ponting XI is hopeful that this would go a long way in helping the victims.

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The two sides who are set to partake in the encounter are Ricky Ponting XI and Shane Warne XI. Sachin Tendulkar would mentor the team captained by Ponting while former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh will mentor the team managed by Shane Warne. The leading run-getter in Test and ODI cricket took to Twitter by replying to Ponting’s tweet, reflecting confidence that he has selected the right cause to stand up for. He further said that he expects this to go a long way in the betterment of the victims.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. Credit: Getty


Courtney Walsh and Sachin Tendulkar will team up to coach the likes of Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Justin Langer, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Watson, Alex Blackwell, Michael Clarke and many more. The game is scheduled to take place on the 8th of February. Earlier, leggie Shane Warne and Jeff Thomson auctioned their Baggy Green Caps to raise money for the same. Also, stalwarts like D’arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, and Chris Lynn came forward to donate AUD 250 to the cause for every six they hit in the Big Bash League.

Two other events to support the cause:

Apart from the Bushfires relief match, two other games would also act in raising funds for the objective. It includes the T20I clash between India women and Australia women as part of the Commonwealth Bank Tri-series and the final of the Big Bash League set to take place on the 7th of February.

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