Two of the most charismatic batting greats of modern day cricket, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar will be donning the same colors for the first time in their cricketing career. And what’s more, they are even likely to bat together for the same team – the Mumbai Indians.
It will be a rare show in cricket when these two batting legends score runs in tandem. Well, only time will tell if they will indeed bat exactly at the same time and build up any sort of partnership for the Mumbai team. It will indeed be an unforgettable experience for all thecricketing fans.
However, even if they are not able to bat in the middle with each other, they have already spent quite a lot of quality time practicing in the nets with each other. The two were seen in the nets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, at Bangalore. It was a rare spectacle that was in store for only a very few people who were present there.
As two professionals in the game, both Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar are working in tandem. Working with each other and speaking and sharing thoughts, the two batted almost an hour in thenets. It was very inspiring to see Ponting talking to Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha.
Ponting also had some serious thoughts to share with the chief mentor of Mumbai Indian, Anil Kumble. Kumble is a well-known former Indian Test bowler and one of the most successful spin bowlers India has seen. No doubt, they were discussing the team strategy for today’s match.
Mumbai Indians take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second match of the IPL today. It is expected to be a tough game as there are match winners in both teams and no team will easily like to surrender to the other. It is the first match for both teams and they will be hoping for a winning start.