Rain spoils Sachin Tendulkar’s bell-ringing ceremony at Lord’s on Day 1

first_imgSachin Tendulkar was left disappointed after rain washed away his chance to ring the ceremonial bell at The Lord’s, along with the first day of the second Test on Thursday.Play had been called off for the day without even a ball being bowled as showers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day, with the umpires making their final decision at 4:50 p.m. local time.The weather forecast appears better for Friday with play set to start at the usual time of 3:30 IST, and an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day.Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment to be named among Sunil Gavaskar, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly, to have rung the ceremonial bell.READ – India vs England, 2nd Test: Day 1 washed out at Lord’s after relentless drizzleTendulkar played his first Test match against England at Lord’s back in 1990 and in 2010 was was made an Honorary Life Member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).”Was all set to ring the bell at Lords to start off the 2nd Test today, but unfortunately the weather had other plans. Hopefully we’ll get to see some good cricket over the next 4 days,” he posted on Twitter.Was all set to ring the bell at Lords to start off the 2nd Test today, but unfortunately the weather had other plans.Hopefully well get to see some good cricket over the next 4 days. @PaulJheeta, loved the colour of the suit. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/rhcTi6YOfjadvertisementSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 9, 2018READ – India vs England, Lord’s Test: Weather forecast for today and next 3 daysAs gloom filled the stands on a rainy day at Lord’s, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan took the opportunity to pose with the cricketing legend. The pair posed with Sachin Tendulkar as they prepare for their biopic based on India’s historic victory at 1983 World Cup, titled ’83’.”Sachin was 9 years old when he saw on television Kapil’s Devils win the World Cup in 1983 right here at this ground. That win inspired him to want to play for India. 35 years later we kick off the prep for our film 83 at the Lords… Can’t get better than this can it?” Kabir Khan posted on Twitter.With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI.Live Streaming India vs England 2nd Test Day 2Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray. England has already confirmed that 20-year-old Ollie Pope will replace Dawid Malan at No. 4 in the batting lineup.After India’s struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara could be recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.England lead the five-match series 1-0 after completing a thrilling 31-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham.(With inputs form AP)last_img