Road Safety World Series 2022 kicked off yesterday with South Africa (RSA) legends facing India Legends. Numerous former cricket legends including Sachin Tendulkar, Makhaya Ntini, Yuvi, Johnty Rhodes, and Suresh Raina took the field in the 1st game of RSWS 2022.
Stuart Binny’s 82 off 42 helped India Legends post 217 on the board and unsurprisingly, the response from RSA Legends wasn’t great. They could only muster 156 for 9 off their 20 overs and lost the game by 61 runs.
Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina fill the Fans with Nostalgia
Little Master and Naman Ojha opened the batting for India Legends, sharing a 46 run stand between them. Seeing Sachin bat, in particular, was something everyone looked forward to.
Though Tendulkar could not put on a big score, he sure reminded the fans of the good old days, executing a cracking on-drive on the 2nd ball of the fourth over.
— abhijeet Gautam (@gautamabhijeet1) September 10, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar fell for an individual score of 15 and following that, another superstar from the past, Suresh Raina walked out to bat.
Much like Master Blaster, Raina also played his trademark shot in the game to fill the hearts of the fans with emotions & nostalgia. The clip of the southpaw smashing an inside-out shot to get off the mark can be seen below.
— Harshit Raina (@harshit48_) September 10, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina aside, other former Indian cricketers like Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh and Munaf Patel also graced the ground.
The Road Safety World Series (RSWS) 2022 can be watched on Colors CinePlex, Sports 18 and Colors CinePlex Superhits in India.
The tournament will be running up until the Final on October 1, 2022 and comprises 23 matches in total. Many role models of the 90s and early 2000s kids –Shane Watson, Sanath Jayasuriya, Brett Lee and Brian Lara, etcetera– will be seen in action over the next three weeks.