Cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are once again set to battle it out at Lord’s as they will captain Marylebone Cricket Club and Rest of the World respectively in a 50-over match.
The celebratory cricket match is due to be part of the ground’s bicentenary celebrations on 5 July 2014, The Marylebone Cricket Club will be managed by Mike Gatting with Rahul Dravid set to line for the team with former South Africa capatin Shaun Pollock will manage the Rest of the World team.
Tendulkar, who scored an amazing record of 34,357 runs in 664 international matches, said: “Lord’s is such a special place to play cricket and I am very much looking forward to help celebrate its bicentenary by taking part in this match.”
Warne, who has taken an amazing 19 wickets in four Tests at Lord’s, said: “I’m really excited about coming back. I’m sure the match will be a lot of fun and it will be a pleasure to be part of the bicentenary celebrations of the most famous cricket ground in the world.”
Shane recently talked about the “incredible decision” to axe Kevin Pietersen in his London’s Daily Telegraph will no doubt attract plenty of media attention. The former Australia great and now member of the 888poker team struggles to understand why captain Alastair Cook would not want play a world-class player.
“Cook’s captaincy was terribly exposed in Australia, and now he has dumped the best player in the team,” said Warne.
“It is an incredible decision. Surely as captain you want the best player on your side to help you rebuild.”
“Respect goes both ways. It has to be earned by actions,” he wrote.
“The test of a captain is to embrace everyone, especially the mavericks such as KP.
“If I was Cook I would have grabbed KP and said: ‘It is you and me buddy. We are going to reshape this team’.