On Tuesday, Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag thanked the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for gifting him a BMW 7 series. Posting a picture on his Twitter account, Sehwag thanked his long-time opening partner for the car. The car seen in the picture is a BMW 730 Ld and costs a whopping Rs 1.14 crore in India. “Thank you @sachin_rt paaji and @bmwindia .Grateful for this !” said Sehwag in his caption.
Sehwag and Tendulkar’s robust relation go a long way as the two formed arguably one of the best opening partnerships in India. Their special equation was clearly visible even at the time Sehwag retired from the game. Sachin, throwing overwhelming praise on Sehwag, had said that he is a “true champion” and that he was an absolute joy to play alongside. Sehwag too has maintained that master blaster was an inspiration to him and remains a good friend off the pitch.
Sehwag, who has joined India TV as the new cricket expert on its hugely popular show “Cricket Ki Baat”, said he would love to be called a “God” in this mortal world.
“I would want to change my name to Sachin Tendulkar if I could do it. He has tons of records, I am not even close to him. He is called as the “God” and who would not want to be a God in this mortal world,” Sehwag told India TV.
In February this year, Sehwag posted a photo of him with the Sachin and expressed his gratitude over the meet, “God ji ke Darshan in Delhi. @sachin_rt,” Sehwag wrote. However, Sachin looked unimpressed with the quality of the picture and said, “Arre @virendersehwag, thodi der ruk jata to yeh photo use karleta 🙂 always a joy to meet you!”
The two players share a glorious record together in ODIs. In 114 innings, they have scored 4387 runs in partnerships which is seventh highest in ODI history, a report by Hindustan Times said. The partnership between this pair includes 13 100-plus stands and 18 50-plus stands. While their highest stand is of 182 for the first wicket