Sachin to play T20 for India after 4 years

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2011, 15:08 PM IST

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who played his last Twenty20 International match for India four years back, will play in India’s one-off T20 International with South Africa in Durban on Sunday.

Tendulkar, who generally keeps himself away from playing T20 cricket for India, took the decision of playing in the shortest version of the game for India after South African cricket board requested him to take part in the match which has been arranged at the venue to celebrate the 150th anniversary of arrival of Indians.

The match will also be the last international outing for iconic South African player Makhaya Ntini, who decided to retire from international cricket a couple of months back.

Incidentally, Sachin played just one T20 International for India against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006 in which he scored 12-ball 10 runs.