The old firm of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly is back. This time, not with bats in hand, but microphones.
Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar
It is learnt that the duo will express their expert views in a studio for a television news channel before and during the World Cup.
Many Sachin Tendulkar fans felt that he would never venture into media-related activities, but the World Cup has afforded him an opportunity to be part of the electronic media. Sourav Ganguly of course has been a commentator since 2009 and is already rated high for his frank views on the game.
A promo for the show is scheduled to be shot today at the Wankhede Stadium, the very venue of Sachin Tendulkar's final Test for India – against West Indies in November 2013.
It can be recalled that Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly formed a great opening pair in one-day cricket and their world record partnership of 252 against Sri Lanka in the 1998 Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy at Colombo helped India to a rare victory over the Lankans during that period. Sourav Ganguly will be in Mumbai for commentary and studio work during the India vs England tri-series game on Friday.
For the record, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly opened in 136 ODI innings and scored 6609 runs at an average of 49.32.
The combined average of Sachin and Sourav as an ODI pair