Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Women's Cricket Team
Sachin Tendulkar. Getty Images

Indian women’s cricket team is amongst the best in women’s cricket and is as good as the men’s team, if not better. The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, and Harmanpreet Kaur have made the women’s outfit a massive force to be reckoned with. And, as the 2020 T20 World Cup for women’s cricket in Australia lingers around the corner, Sachin Tendulkar showered praises on the team and wished them good luck for the competition.

The women in blue reached the finals of the 2017 ICC Cricket World Cup where they lost to England.

India remained in the winning position for the most part before Anya Shrubsole sparked a collapse by taking six wickets to win by nine runs.

Currently, the women’s team are ranked second and fourth in ODIs and T20Is respectively.

They already have a huge impact: Sachin Tendulkar on Indian Women’s Team

Indian Women Cricket Team, BCCI
Indian women’s team (Credits – Twitter)

The Indian batting maestro praised the women’s team that took part in the 2017 ICC Cricket World Cup. Even as Tendulkar felt disappointment in India not being able to cross the line at Lord’s.

However, he was impressed with the impact that the side had created. Sachin believes that due to them, the young girls in India are finding the motivation to rise along to play for the national team.

“They already have a huge impact, if you see even in 2017, I was watching the finals of the World Cup, which took place at Lord’s and India did well. We were in there till the end, just in the last I thought, the momentum shifted. But from the impact point of view, they had a massive impact and then there are young girls who are picking up a bat or ball, they are being motivated by these players.” Sachin said in a video posted by the ICC.

Sachin Tendulkar expects some exciting brand of cricket:

Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, New Zealand vs India 2020,
Sachin Tendulkar. (Credits: Twitter)

The leading run-getter in Test and ODI cricket is confident that the mega event down under would produce some exhilarating brand of the game and wants his fellow country people to do well. He especially is excited since the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will host the final.

“To have the T20 World Cup here in Australia and the finals being played at the MCG, I’m looking forward to it as well and wishing all the best to all the teams, mostly India. I’m sure it will produce some some exciting cricket quality will be appreciated by everyone.” he added further.

India kick-started their preparations by taking part in the tri-series, involving Australia and England. India managed to reach the finals where they lost to Australia by 11 runs.

The women in blue will get their campaign underway against hosts and defending champions Australia at the Sydney Showground Stadium on the 21st of February.