IPL 2019: Sachin Tendulkar enjoys Jonny Bairstow and David Warner demolishing RCB bowlers
Both batsman scored centuries at the RGI Stadium in Hyderabad.
Updated - Mar 31, 2019 6:03 pm
The ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar has been following the Indian Premier League (IPL) even after his retirement and is a huge fan of the marquee T20 league. The former Mumbai Indians player is surely watching the game that is underway between the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
After the opening partnership bloomed between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow of the home team, the Sunrisers immediately took to the top. The left-handed opener of SRH is in tremendous form and had scored 85 off 53 and 69 off 37 so far in the league. Whereas England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow had scored 39 and 45 till now in this season. But as they carried out their fire in the eleventh IPL game of this season, it was clear that the visiting Virat Kohli-led side was surely in danger.
Together- David Warner and Jonny Bairstow set up a 185-run partnership between themselves for the first-wicket and in the process punished each and every RCB bowler that came their way. Soon the English batsman scored a hundred and became the first overseas player to do so in this season. After Virat Kohli’s bowling attack finally found their breakthrough, when Yuzvendra Chahal removed Bairstow, Warner continued to fire and took the team beyond the 200-run mark.
Master Blaster in awe of SRH openers
Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar’s meeting with Sharad Pawar had given way to speculations regarding a potential role in the Mumbai Cricket Association but the reports haven’t been confirmed yet. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who is also the mentor of the Delhi Capitals, is also involved in an administrative role with the Cricket Association of Bengal(CAB) and people are guessing that Sachin might get into such a role too.
Coming back to the game between the Sunrisers and Bangalore, the opening pair who was doing wonders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium also got the blessings of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. The Little Master took to Twitter and heaped praise for the opening duo.
Here’s the tweet:
Watching @jbairstow21 & @davidwarner31 bat. Must say everything about their partnership has been extraordinary. Some serious shots and hard running between the wickets in this heat. Truly remarkable…#SRHvRCB pic.twitter.com/X4Xl1fpfv1
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 31, 2019