When every Indian is sharing a moment of joy and wishing luck to Team India then how can our legend Sachin Tendulkar stay behind? The outstanding performance of the Indian Women’s Cricket team has helped them to seal a spot in the much anticipated ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has shared a message for Harmanpreet Kaur & co. as India gets ready to play Australia in the finals of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne next week on Sunday.
India reached the finals of the tournament for the very first time as their Semi-finals clash against England was washed out and no provision for reserve day, has resulted in team India’s direct entry to the finals of ICC World Cup. This was possible due to the tournament rules which dictated that the team finishing higher in the group stages will progress further.
Speaking to news agency ANI at an event in Mumbai, Tendulkar, who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning campaign, shared an inspiring message for the team. “Just live in the moment and play the finals. I was there next to the trophy when I was in Australia and few members of our women’s team were there with me. I told them that it would be nice to see you with the trophy back in India,” he said. “My message to them would be to go out and give your best. I would tell them to not take any pressure. They don’t need to spend time with the outside world. I have watched their performances and they have inspired so many youngsters,” the Master Blaster added.
He further said, “It is about bringing laurels to our nation, so many athletes in different fields have brought laurels to our nation, this would be another one. Go and enjoy yourself.”
India will take on four-time winners Australia, who defeated South Africa by five runs in what was also a rain-hit semifinal match, curtailed to 13 overs after Australia’s innings. The two teams will clash on Sunday, which also happens to be International Women’s Day.
The inspiring message from our legend Sachin Tendulkar will surely motivate our girls and boost their confidence. At this stage, it’s very important for team India to give their best & play to the fullest in spite of taking pressure. Because hard work is always accompanied by success and victory!
We can only give one piece of advice to the Women in Blue and that is ‘Chak De India!’