Tendulkar echoes PM's praise for women's team
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi in praising the Indian women's cricket team, which recently finished runners-up in the ICC World Cup in England.
Modi had on Sunday's 'Mann Ki Baat' said that the Mithali Raj-led side may have lost the World Cup, but they managed to win the hearts of 125 crore people.
"My thoughts resonate with those of our PM @narendramodi shared on #MannKiBaat regd my fellow Indian women cricketers' exemplary performance," Tendulkar posted on his Twitter handle after the programme.
The Prime Minister in his address, said he could feel their pain at losing the final against England by a narrow margin of nine runs at Lord's.
"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," Modi said. "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."