A dream come true. Yes! Watching the god of cricket once again on the field is nothing short of a dream for millions of hearts. That well rhythmic chant of Sachinnn…. Sachinnnnn will once again bring joy to our ears. As the Road Safety World Series 2021 kick-starts, all the love and passion for the game will be back on field once again.
The Road Safety World Series 2021 consists of legendary names. Icons like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Muttiah Muralitharan will be on the field once again. The tournament is scheduled in Raipur from March 5 to 21. All the matches are organized at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium.
Also, former India cricketers like Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha and Vinay Kumar will also be part of the team. All of them have recently announced their retirement. Presence of such iconic names make the tournament a big hit.
Earlier, the 1st season was scheduled from 11th of March 2020. But due to the Covid-19 outbreak it had to be called off.
Aim of the tournament.
The tournament is organized with an aim to bring change in people’s mindset towards road safety. It aims to influence people and create awareness towards road safety in the country. The inaugural match will be between India legends vs Bangladesh Legends on March 5.
Australia Legends pulled out from the tournament because of the team’s inability to travel due to strict Covid-19 restriction.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Noel David, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha, S Badrinath and Vinay Kumar.
Sri Lanka Legends
Thilakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Farveez Maharoof, Rangana Herath, Thilan Thushara, Ajantha Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Russel Arnold, Dulanjana Wijesinghe and Malinda Warnapura.
West Indies Legends
Brian Lara, Tino Best, Ridley Jacobs, Narsingh Deonarine, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Austin, William Perkins and Mahendra Nagamootoo.
South African Legends
Jonty Rhodes, Morne van Wyk, Garnett Kruger, Roger Telemachus, Justin Kemp, Alviro Petersen, Nantie Hayward, Andrew Puttick, Loots Bosman, Zander de Bruyn, Thandi Tshabalala, Monde Zondeki, Makhaya Ntini and Lloyd Norris-Jones.
- India legends vs Bangladesh legends — Friday, 5 March – 7:00 PM
- Sri Lanka legends vs West Indies legends — Saturday, 6 March – 7:00 PM
- England legends vs Bangladesh legends — Sunday, 7 March – 7:00 PM
- South African legends vs Sri Lanka legends — Monday, 8 March – 7:00 PM
- India legends vs England legends — Tuesday, 9 March – 7:00 PM
- Bangladesh legends vs Sri Lanka legends — Wednesday, 10 March – 7:00 PM
- England legends vs South African legends — Thursday, 11 March – 7:00 PM
- Bangladesh legends vs West Indies legends — Friday, 12 March – 7:00 PM
- India legends vs South African legends — Saturday, 13 March – 7:00 PM
- Sri Lanka legends vs England legends — Sunday, 14 March – 7:00 PM
- South African legends vs Bangladesh legends — Monday, 15 March – 7:00 PM
- England legends vs West Indies legends — Tuesday, 16 March – 7:00 PM
- Semi-final 1 – Wednesday, 17 March – 7:00 PM
- Semi-final 2 – Friday, 19 March – 7:00 PM
- Finals — Sunday, 21 March – 7:00 PM
The Road Safety World Series 2021 will telecast on COLORS Cineplex, COLORS Kannada Cinema, FTA channel Rishtey Cineplex from 7 pm IST onward from MARCH, 4, 2021. Its live streaming is available on Voot and Jio apps as well.
The crowd’s excitement will be skyrocketing. Seeing legends back on the field once again will definitely increase the adrenaline flow. But at the same time we should not forget the aim of this event. This initiative by our legends should bring change in our driving habits. And from now on we should take a pledge to be more careful on roads.
HAPPY CRICKET, HAPPY DRIVING.