Batting great Sachin Tendulkar faced Australia women all-rounder Ellyse Perry during Sunday's Big Appeal double-header at the Junction Oval, Melbourne. (More Cricket News)
In the innings break of the Ponting XI vs Gilchrist XI match, Perry bowled to Tendulkar with her Aussie teammates in the field.
Perry bowled four balls to Tendulkar, and the Master Blaster managed to score a boundary on the first ball of the over. The remaining two balls were bowled by Perry's Aussie team-mate Annabel Sutherland.
Perry, who was named the Women's Cricketer of the Year for 2019, threw out the challenge on social media on Saturday afternoon via a video message.
"Hey Sachin, it's awesome to have you out here in Australia supporting the Bushfire match," she said.
"I know you're coaching one of the teams but a few of us were sitting around last night chatting and we thought it would be absolutely amazing to see you potentially come out of retirement for one over in the innings break out here at Junction Oval.
"We'd love to have a bowl to you and obviously fetch a few balls from over the boundary that you've hit.
"We thought it would be an awesome way to raise a bit more money for the Bushfire Appeal, which I know you're already doing so much for.
"If you're at all up for it, we'd love to have you out here -- I know there'd be some girls very keen to field some balls that you hit. So let us know, and thanks again for everything."
Tendulkar, coach the Ricky Ponting-led side in the Bushfire Cricket Bash, responded quickly and accepted the challenge
"Sounds great Ellyse," said the 46-year-old. "I would love to go out there and bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury).
"Hope we can generate enough money for this cause, and to get me out there in the middle."
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