New Delhi: These days the memories of the legend days of cricket are refreshing on the grounds of India. During the match between India Legends and England Legends on Tuesday, Irfan Pathan and Manpreet Gony rained runs that made the spectators stand out. Pathan and Goni created such a furore that there was noise in the corridors of cricket.
Captain Kevin Pietersen, batting first for England Legends, batted dangerously, scoring 75 runs from 37 balls. Peterson hit 37 balls 75 runs with 5 sixes and 6 fours. England’s score reached 188 runs in 20 overs thanks to Pietersen’s stormy batting. For India Legends, Irfan Pathan took 2 wickets, Munaf Patel took 2 and Yusuf Pathan took 3 wickets.
Chasing the target, India Legends team Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag got out cheaply and returned to the pavilion. Sehwag scored 6 and Sachin scored 9 runs. Mohammad Kaif, who landed in third place, returned to the pavilion after scoring just 1 run. Yuvraj Singh took over the team after this, but he too was dismissed after scoring 22 runs.
After S Badrinath’s 9, Yusuf Pathan’s 17 and Naman Ojha’s 12, Irfan Pathan and Manpreet Goni played such a stormy innings that the world kept watching.
Irfan Pathan hit 5 sixes and 4 fours. He hit sixes in a row that left the English players’ sweat. Pathan hit 61 runs off 34 balls. Manpreet Goni supported him on the field. Goni hit 35 runs off 16 balls with 4 sixes and 1 fours. The batting of both started to see that India would be able to get this match out.
The thrill of the match continued till the last over, but eventually India lost the match by 6 runs. India may have lost the match, but Pathan and Goni’s stormy innings thrilled the audience a lot.