Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was seen carrying drinks for the Asia XI team after World XI captain Ricky Ponting was dismissed during the one-off tsunami relief match between ICC World XI and Asia XI in 2005 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
It is worth noting that the charity match was played in the backdrop of the notorious tsunami that landed hit Sri Lanka on Boxing Day 2004.
Although Ponting led the World XI squad, the reigns of the Asia XI team, which also included other Indian cricketers such as Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan, and Anil Kumble, were granted to former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
Ponting led from the front after winning the toss and electing to bat, as he scored his 16th ODI century to propel the team’s total in 50 overs to 344/8. Coming in second over to bat at No. 3, Ponting finished by scoring a match-winning 115 (102) with eight fours and three sixes.
Chasing a target of 345 runs, Asia XI was bundled out in 39.5 overs for 232. Having scored 75 * (71) with the help of five fours, Dravid was the top run-scorer for Asia XI. Daniel Vettori picked the bowlers for World XI in the second innings with bowling figures of 10-0-58-3.
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