The magnificent success of the WPL 2023 has left cricket enthusiasts from all over the world in an awe of the game. The way in which the young players from over the world have performed has only gained them praise and well wishes.
WPL 2023 is a gist of what is in store for the future of women’s cricket. It’s a huge step for women’s cricket in India and has impressed all cricketing legends from around the world.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar spoke on the beauty that the league holds. He applauded BCCI’s efforts and congratulated the youngsters for their brilliant game. In an interview during India Today Conclave 2023, Tendulkar spoke, “Fantastic. First of all, a big congratulations to BCCI because it is a great initiative. First inning was well played by the BCCI and the second inning we all have to support.”
He further added, “They (women cricketers) are doing a magnificent job. I am really impressed by their fielding standards. Their athleticism. It has just blown my mind. It’s fast, its exciting and good cricket should always be encouraged. They are fiercely competitive. I know how IPL is played and this is the beginning of WPL. I believe everyday starts with some expectations and when you go back home there is some experience.”
WPL 2023: “This is a beginning of something really big not just for India but for the world” – Sachin Tendulkar
“I want to congratulate all the teams and all the women cricketers who have turned up here. This is a beginning of something really big not just for India but for the world,” he stated.
Sachin Tendulkar also stated that he had wished there was an extra fielder outside the ring, making it to a total of 5 which would only be fair to the bowlers, given the format of this game in the WPL 2023.
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Speaking on the general sports scene of women in India, Tendulkar stated, “They have arrived. You need heroes. You idealize them, worship them and try to emulate. Whatever they try to achieve, you must be able to follow their footsteps. There have been big names and they have brought laurels to our nation. I feel this is beginning of something really big. It is journey and one needs to constantly improve on it, which includes infrastructure and the platforms they have to express their talents is important.”
“There is no better tonic for an athlete than opportunities, platform and appreciation of having done well come together. So when these three things come together, it inspires you to push harder and take that extra step further,” Sachin Tendulkar concluded.
A long way for sportswomen in India to accomplish, but baby steps have been successfully put forward with the WPL 2023.
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