Former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has praised Sachin Tendulkar for a charity match. He said that during the match played at Lord’s in 2014, Sachin showed humanity. He told me not to take the charity match seriously. Many poor people will get food and water from this match. You enjoy this match.
In 2014, a match was played for the charity at Lord’s between the Rest of the World XI and Melbourne Cricket Club XI. Sachin was the captain of Melbourne Cricket Club XI. Ajmal was also included in that team. When the Rest of World XI came out to bat first, its top batsmen Adam Gilchrist, Tamim Iqbal, Kevin Pietersen and Shahid Afridi were dismissed by Ajmal with just five runs in their opening spell. After which Sachin came to Ajmal and advised him not to bowl seriously, so that the charity match lasted longer and collected more and more money for the charity.
Sachin removed Ajmal from bowling
Ajmal said that Sachin ran to me and said that this is a charity match. Do not take it too seriously. If I bowl like that, then the match will be over soon. Whereas, if the matches are run for a long time, more money will come for the charity, because those who have come, they have brought food and drink with them and want to enjoy the match. I told Sachin that I am bowling normally, as I do in front of top batsmen.
He told me that I agree with you, but it is a charity match. Therefore, funds have to be collected. Enjoy the match, play cricket and have fun. In this match, by the 12th over, half the World XI players had gone to the pavilion. Sachin removed me from bowling.
Melbourne XI won by 7 wickets thanks to Sachin’s unbeaten 181 runs
In this match, Yuvraj Singh scored 134 runs for 132 balls for World XI. World XI scored 293 runs for 7 wickets. Later, Sachin’s innings of 181 not out from 145 balls, Melbourne XI achieved the target with 25 balls remaining at the loss of 3 wickets.
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