A day after he met cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and other sport greats - Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today drew a parallel between India and Australia which revere its cricket stars.
Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar has said that tours to Australia transformed him as a sportsperson. The former India captain was speaking at a sporting event organised by the Australian consulate in the presence of touring Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbot at the Cricket Club of India.
Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord`s turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warne-led World XI in a bi-centenary celebrations match here on Saturday.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Yusuf Pathan has hit the fastest ever Indian Premier League ( IPL) half-century to lead his side to a four-wicket win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
Australian wicketkeeping legend Adam Gilchrist has reportedly hailed Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin`s `carrom ball` delivery, which dismissed veteran South African Hashim Amla on Friday, as the `Twenty20 ball of the century`.
Australia`s most successful wicketkeeper-batsman of all time, Adam Gilchrist, is the latest name to be added to the growing list of stars taking part in the MCC v Rest of the World match at Lord`s on July 5.