World Cup 2019: Sachin, Sourav and Sehwag reunite in commentary box

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first_imgWhen Jofra Archer was breathing fire on the South African batsmen with his raw pace, the Indian trinity of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag reunited in the commentary box during the World Cup opener, sharing light-hearted discussions.Tendulkar made his commentary debut in World Cup 2019 during the tournament opener between England and South Africa at The Oval whereas his contemporaries Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag have made it their profession.When asked about his debut as a commentator during the World Cup opener match between England and South Africa, Tendulkar compared it with his international debut at the age of 16 in 1989.”I know, I am having the same feeling I had in Pakistan in 1989. Now it’s 2019, I am having the same feeling. 30 years down the line. I have a microphone in hand, not a cricket bat. Looking forward to it,” he was quoted.Virender Sehwag also shared two pictures on his Twitter account. He captioned it “Together Again!”. All three cricketers can be seen having a chat in both the images, the left from their playing days whereas right one from the commentary box.Together again !pic.twitter.com/QGR2091DS7Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 30, 2019The trio of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Sehwag formed the core of the team which reached the finals of 2003 World Cup, only to lose to Ricky Ponting’s Australia.Tendulkar and Sehwag were an important part of the young Indian side that ended Australia’s pursuit for a fourth successive World Cup triumph in the quarter-final and eventually went on to clinch only their second world title at home.advertisementEarlier, former India captain Sourav Ganguly and coach John Wright had also joined hands at the commentary box during India’s warm-up match against Bangladesh in Cardiff.Wright took Ganguly on a nostalgia ride as he recalled India’s World Cup 2003 campaign. India suffered a 9-wicket defeat to Australia early in the campaign but recovered well to reach the final and eventually finish as runners-up.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sourav Ganguly and John Wright reunite in commentary box, bond over banterAlso Read | Warner, Archer and Rashid the players to look out for in World Cup 2019: TendulkarAlso See:last_img

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