Ind L vs SL L Final: Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara special road safety message to fans; Watch video
Ind L vs SL L Final: Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara special road safety message to fans; Watch video

Ind L vs SL L Final, Road Safety World Series final: Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar, who will be leading India Legends in Road Safety World Series final against Sri Lanka on Sunday, came up with a video to create awareness among people related to road safety. In a video, Sachin says that he is staying in a massive hotel that requires a commute to go from one place to another. In such a scenario, a scooter always comes handy. Brain Lara also features in the video. Sachin can be seen asking Lara for a helmet to sit in the pillion. He is surprised with a cricket helmet in the scooter and asks the worker for a bike helmet.

He says that both the rider and pillion rider should wear the helmet as both lives are important.

“Be it riding on the roads or driving on the field, wearing a helmet is a must! Let’s not take road safety lightly & always keep safety first by wearing the right helmet. @BrianLara, thanks for helping spread this message mate. #RoadSafetyWorldSeries,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote in a tweet post.

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In a video shared by 100MB, Sachin raised awareness regarding the importance of wearing a helmet while driving a two-wheeler. He also urged that not only the driver but the pillion rider too should wear a helmet. Road safety is a cause very close to Tendulkar’s heart and the legend, on Friday, said that the reaction from the people has been nothing short of excellent and he wishes for people to show more patience while on the road and try and avoid taking rash calls whether while riding a bike or driving a car.

“We are here for a cause and people are taking notice of what we are looking to do. The reaction has been very good, the crowds have responded brilliantly. I have always said this that when people react this way then it’s the best tonic for any athlete. The appreciation transpires into making something special on the field.

“It has actually happened because a number of legends go out there and play some spectacular cricket. People are enjoying, and it gives all of us an opportunity to relive those moments. Earlier, when we played actively, it just allowed us to do that. Here, I would want to thank the six teams for taking the time out to spread this message, this is important,” he had pointed.

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Elaborating further on the need to be safe on the road, Tendulkar had said: “Every four minutes we are losing lives in India. While people are riding two-wheelers, 50 per cent of the accidents are happening in the age group of 18-35 because of not wearing helmets. You know number of lives are lost because we are not doing the basic things. Pillions riders don’t wear helmets. The drivers and passengers choose not to wear seat belts when driving a car.

“Life is precious, one cannot because of carelessness, put life in danger or someone else’s life in danger. That’s why I feel patience is required. When we were small, we would have piggybanks where we would collect our pocket money and save. Similarly, if we show little bit of patience every day and allow elderly people to cross roads, honk less and do these little things, that is a piggybank of blessings. Every time you are helping visually impaired or elders to cross the road, you are earning blessings and all you have to do is stop for five seconds. These small things can really change our mindset, it is really important that we decide to every day fill our piggybank with blessings.”

In the video, both Sachin and Lara can be seen donning the India Legends and West Indies legends jersey.

After a win in a close encounter against West Indies in the semifinal, India Legends will face Sri Lanka Legends in the final later today. The legends registered a convincing 8-wicket win over South Africa Legends in the Road Safety World Series semifinal 2.

India Legends have previously defeated Sri Lanka legends by 5 wickets in the tournament. Dilshan and Co would like to avenge their defeat in the final.

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