The main draw of the Champions League T20 is set to start on Saturday night with an elaborate opening ceremony planned. But more than the celebs off the field all eyes will be on the two Indian greats on the field who are playing their last limited overs tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar, cricket's greatest player ever and Rahul Dravid, one of India's best Test players, nicknamed 'The Wall' will at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur perhaps be seen together in a competitive match for the last time.
Both players have earlier this year stated that this tournament will be their final competitive match in the shorter format of the game.
Considering this, both Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians will be hoping to win the tournament and give their star players a fitting farewell from the game. Tendulkar and Dravid too will be looking to play their best cricket and go out with a bang, the X-factor that defined both their careers.
While Mumbai Indian's the IPL champions will be lead by Rohit Sharma both teams will have to play in the backdrop of the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal that rocked the game in May.
The charge sheet in the case was filed on Saturday evening nailing Chennai Super Kings's former Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan. The CSK team and Sunrisers Hyderabad are the other Indian teams in the tournament.
Considering that Jaipur has been a fortress for the Rajasthan team who have barely lost a match there, Dravid and Co may end up winning this encounter.