Sachin Tendulkar returns to cricket; will lead Indian legends in the second edition of the most iconic tournament
Speaking of the rich history of the game of cricket, one name will always come up on the top, and he is none other than the "master blaster" Sachin Tendulkar, who hung his boots on November 16, 2013, and an incredible 23-year-long splendid career came to an end.
Without a doubt, Sachin was, and still is, the true ambassador of the game. But since his retirement, cricket fans around the world have missed the legend. But now he is making his comeback to cricket and will be seen in action shortly.
Sachin will be seen leading the India Legends in the second season of the Road Safety World Series (RSWS). On Thursday, the organisers announced the news. The second edition will kick off on September 10 and will be played in different venues in India.
The opening game will be played on Saturday in Kanpur, while the finals and two semi-finals will be played in Raipur. The final is to be played on Saturday, October 1. As per the media report, the other two venues are Dehradun and Indore.
The Road Safety World Series is supported by the Ministry of Information and Technology and Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of the Government of India. According to Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, this tournament will help to change people's attitudes toward road safety.
In a country where cricket is the most followed sport, this tournament is a very good initiative to influence people and change their behaviour towards road safety. This tournament will feature some of the legends of the cricket world coming together to play.
Apart from the legends from India, Australia, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, this edition will see New Zealand Legends as the newcomers. Road Transport & Highways minister, Nitin Gadkari, also highlighted this tournament as a great effort to promote road safety in India and globally.
He said, "We want every individual in this country to be aware and obey every rules and regulations while on the road and for that to happen, we have to create awareness among the people, I strongly believe that this series will be able to do and achieve the goal of saving lives on Indian roads."