Sachin Tendulkar joins PM Narendra Modi in lauding the Indian women’s cricket team

Sachin Tendulkar joins PM Narendra Modi in lauding the Indian women’s cricket team

Sachin seconded the PM's opinion for the Indian eves.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo by Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images)

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has lauded the Indian women’s team on their recent success. Led by 34-year-old Mithali Raj, the Indian Women’s team, enjoyed a successful campaign in the recently concluded Women’s World Cup. Mithali led the Indian eves to the final of the World Cup before losing out to hosts England in the summit clash.

With the win at Lord’s, England won their fourth World Cup trophy. And in the process, destroyed India’s maiden chance to win a World Cup. Tagged as the dark horses of the tournament, the journey of the Indian eves in the quadrennial event was remarkable.

Recently, they were felicitated by the Prime Minister in the national capital. Following that, Sachin took to his Twitter account to congratulate the Women’s team. In his tweet, Sachin wrote, “My thoughts resonate with those of our PM @narendramodi shared on #MannKiBaat regd my fellow Indian women cricketers’ exemplary performance.”

You can see the tweet below

Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Also, in the latest episode of Mann Ki Baat, Modi heaped praises on the Indian Women’s team for their remarkable journey in the Women’s World Cup 2017. In his radio address, the PM said, “Our women cricketers did us proud at the recently-concluded Women’s World Cup. I got a chance to meet them this week and I felt really nice talking to them. But I sensed that they felt really bad for not winning the World Cup.”

“They looked tense. But I told them about my own assessment that this is a media driven world and expectations from players are hyped manifold. And when these expectations aren’t met, they turn in aggression.”

“We have seem many instances where if our team loses, the whole country is enraged. In fact, what hurts the most is when few people cross their limits and go on to say and write very shameful things,” he added.

He further added, “But this is the first instance when the country stood together with our team when they couldn’t lift the title. Not just this, but the entire nation lauded the performance of these athletes as well.

“I see this as a pleasant change. And I also told them that they are lucky to have this kind of support. It doesn’t matter that you couldn’t win the title as you have won the hearts of 125 crore people.”