Excited to open again with Sachin Tendulkar and face Brett Lee: Virender Sehwag
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag will bat together once again in the Road Safety World T20 Series (Getty Images)
- Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar will come together for the Road Safety World Series in February next year
- Sehwag and Tendulkar last opened together in the Cricket All-Stars T20 tournament in November, 2015
- Sehwag and Tendulkar formed one of the deadliest opening combinations in ODIs, scoring 3919 runs in 93 innings
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag can't wait to open the batting once again with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in the upcoming Road Safety World Series in February next year. Sehwag and Tendulkar last opened for India in the epic Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series match against Sri Lanka at Hobart in 2012 when Virat Kohli scored 133 not out to help the team chase down 321 in 36.4 overs.
Sehwag and Tendulkar formed one of the deadliest opening combinations in one-day internationals, scoring 3919 runs in 93 innings at an average of 42.13 including 12 hundred-run partnership and 18 half-century stands between 2002-2012.
The Road Safety World Series will once again see the two legends bat together in a few months' time. The series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played between retired cricketers from five countries - Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India.
Sehwag and Tendulkar will be joined by the likes of former West Indies captain Brian Lara, Australian Brett Lee, Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan and South Africa's Jonty Rhodes for the tournament from Feb. 2-16 across India.
"Road Safety World Series is going to start in which many legends will play but the important thing is why it is being played? It is being played to spread awareness regarding road safety.
"It is a good initiative. I am very excited to open again with Tendulkar and face Brett Lee," Sehwag said at the launch of the Road Safety World Series which was also attended by Tendulkar and Lara.
After retiring from international cricket, the duo last opened together for Sachin's Blasters in the Cricket All-Stars T20 tournament played in the United States in November, 2015.
Before that, Sehwag and Tendulkar had also played in the 50-over match to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the Lord's Cricket Ground in July, 2014. Tendulkar was leading the Marylebone Cricket Club team while Sehwag was in Shane Warne's Rest of the World XI. MCC won that match.