Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the newly crowned unit led by Shafali Verma, who won the inaugural edition of the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa on Sunday.
Legendary Indian hitter Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to fans at her stadium Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad ahead of her third and final T20I on Wednesday between India and New Zealand. . The batting maestro congratulated the newly crowned unit led by Shafali Velma, who won the inaugural edition of the U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa on Sunday.Tendulkar said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and presented his $50 million check to the team.
As Tendulkar took center stage, the entire stadium exploded with the iconic “Sachin Sachin” chants, and the same could be felt on his social media. The batting legend also hailed BCCI for the upcoming Women’s Premier League, claiming it would be “one of the best tournaments in world cricket”.
In a fitting response, Sachin used the iconic “Kemcho” line to pay tribute to the crowd. ‘Khemcho Ahmedabad? Majaa-ma?’ he said, ‘What about Ahmedabad?
“First of all, I would like to congratulate the U19 Women’s Cricket Team on winning the World Cup. What a great performance! I assure you that all our people and our friends of cricket in India will celebrate and cherish this victory for years to come. ”
Recalling her introduction to the sport in her memo, Tendulkar praised the pioneers of women’s cricket for creating a solid platform for young girls to excel in cricket. “My dream started in 1983, when I was just 10 years old. I would like to thank former players who gave girls all over the country big dreams: Diana Edulji, Anjum Chopra, Mithali Raj, Jhulan and others. Many,” he said. He also congratulated the young cricketer.“By winning this World Cup, you have given Indian girls a dream to represent their country. We believe in equality between men and women, not just in sports.There should be equal opportunities.” Back in the game, India won the toss and chose to bat, but lost by 1 (3) to star opener Ishan Kishan. He had only one change in his XI for India when Umran Malik joined in place of Yuzvendra Chahal. Both India and New Zealand have won three games in a row, with him winning one each.