Well, Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly can still bring a smile on the faces of their millions of fans although not from the cricket field. The two were recently involved in a light banter on Instagram and one can say that the fans thoroughly enjoyed it.
It all began when Sachin Tendulkar took to the social media platform to post a picture of himself enjoying his stay in Australia. The legendary cricketer was in Australia for the Bushfire Cricket Bash. He was the coach of the Ricky Ponting-led side.
The former India batsman also came out of his retirement and face an over from Australia women team’s star Ellyse Perry. The Bushfire charity game saw a number of cricket legends taking to the field to play the game in order to collect funds for the victims of the devastating Australian bushfires.
After the conclusion of the game, Sachin Tendulkar shared a photo of himself soaking the sun.
Here is the post from the Master Blaster:
Well, the picture did not go down too well with his former batting partner Sourav Ganguly due to a hilarious reason. Sourav Ganguly, who is currently serving as the President of BCCI, was all jealous seeing his mate holidaying while he is busy with all the work of the cricket field. The former India skipper came up with a hilarious reply to Sachin Tendulkar’s post, writing:
“Kisi kisi ka kismat acha hai .. chuttii manate raho (some people have great luck, keep enjoying your holidays).”
Tendulkar then reacted to Ganguly’s comment too, saying that the holiday was worthwhile as he and others raised $10 million for the good cause.
Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar’s partnership on the cricket field was one of the most successful in the history of the game. The two legendary batsmen opened the batting for the first time against South Africa in 1996, adding 126 and did not look back since then.
Between 1996 to 2007, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly amassed 6609 runs in 136 innings. They had 21 hundred and 23 fifty partnerships. Their tally of runs remains the highest in the list of partnerships as openers. Overall their tally is 8227 in 176 innings with 26 century and 29 half-century partnerships.