India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar shared a message for Harmanpreet Kaur & co. as India prepare to play Australia within the final of Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne subsequent week on Monday. India reached the final of the event for the primary time after their semifinal conflict in opposition to England was washed out. With no reserve day, India certified for the final, because the event guidelines dictated that the team ending increased within the group phases will progress additional.
Speaking to information company ANI at an occasion in Mumbai, Tendulkar, who was half of India’s 2011 World Cup successful marketing 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 stated.
“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 additional stated: “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.”
An unbeaten run within the group stage propelled India into their maiden Women’s T20 World Cup final in opposition to defending champions Australia after their final-4 conflict in opposition to England was washed out on Thursday, prompting each captains to say that reserve days are important for knockout clashes.Persistent rain since morning delayed the toss and finally the semifinal was referred to as off with out a ball being bowled, taking Indians into the summit conflict and leaving England gamers in tears.
India will tackle 4-time winners Australia, who defeated South Africa by 5 runs in what was additionally a rain-hit semifinal match, curtailed to 13 overs after Australia’s innings. The two groups will conflict on Sunday, which additionally occurs to be International Women’s Day.
(With inputs from businesses)