Much to the happiness of his fans, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has returned to the cricket field as he’s participating in the Road Safety World Series 2022. The ‘Master-Blaster’ is, once again, being seen at the place he’s worshipped all his life i.e the cricket pitch. As Tendulkar makes a comeback, a video of him playing his classic lofted straight drive has gone viral.
In the video, the former Indian cricketer is seen practicing in the nets with the spinner Pragyan Ojha. As soon as Ojha delivers the ball, the cricket legend dances down the track and plays a majestic lofted straight drive, hitting Ojha over his head. The shot brings back a lot of memories as Tendulkar has played this shot several times in his international career.
Watch the video here:
The lofted off drive from Sachin Tendulkar! pic.twitter.com/P4CQwONL1e
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 18, 2022
In the only outing in the second season of the Road Safety World Series so far, Tendulkar scored 16 off 15 balls. In the first season of the tournament, he finished as the third-highest run-getter, scoring 233 runs in seven innings at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 138. The Master Blaster scored two half-centuries in the season.
The 49-year-old was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the apex cricket body in 2019. He holds the record for most runs scored across formats in international cricket. He’s also the leading run-getter in ODI with 18,426 runs in the format at an average of 44.83. He sits at the top of the list of leading run scorers in Test cricket with 15,921 runs to his name at an average of 53.76.
The ’Master-Blaster’ has massive 100 centuries to his name in international cricket. He has 29 more hundreds than the men sitting at no. 2 position, who are Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli. Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013 and has been regularly featuring in the cricket leagues of legends across the globe. He will be seen in action tomorrow as India Legends take on New Zealand Legends at Indore.