Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar came out of retirement to bat

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Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar came out of retirement to bat

Melbourne: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar 'came out of retirement' to bat an over for a charity match to aid Australian bushfire relief at the Junction Oval, Melbourne on Sunday.

The former India batsman faced Australian women’s team fast bowler Ellyse Perry in the special over, his first appearance on the cricket field in "five and a half years".

Sachin Tendulkar hit a boundary off the first ball, thanks to a misfield by a woman fire-fighter, who had come to field for Ellyse Perry for the special cause.

He was not expected to take to the field due to a shoulder injury but the 46-year-old great did so for charity during the innings break of the 10-over match.

Perry’s Australian teammates, who had just beaten England in a Twenty20 game, fielded for the six balls.

He played his last international in November 2013 but has appeared in the occasional exhibition match since.

Tendulkar said it was his first time batting for five-and-a-half years.

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