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Tendulkar Joins PM Narendra Modi to Praise Mithali Raj & Girls

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 31, 2017, 1:01 PM IST
Tendulkar Joins PM Narendra Modi to Praise Mithali Raj & Girls

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New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Mithali Raj and girls for their scintillating show at the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup 2017 in the latest edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, little master Sachin Tendulkar has joined the Prime Minister in praising the girls after their brilliant show in England.

Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar wrote: “My thoughts resonate with those of our PM @narendramodi shared on #MannKiBaat regd my fellow Indian women cricketers' exemplary performance.”

Speaking on Sunday, PM Modi said that the Indian women's team may have lost the cup, but they managed to win the hearts of 125 crore people.

"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. 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. We have seem many instances where if our team loses, the whole country is enraged. Infact, what hurts the most is when few people cross their limits and go on to say and write very shameful things," Modi said in 'Mann Ki Baat'.

"But this is the first instance when the country stood together with our team when they couldn’t lift the title. Not just this, but the entire nation lauded the performance of these athletes as well. I see this as a pleasant change. And I also told them that they are lucky to have this kind of support. It doesn’t matter that you couldn’t win the title as you have won the hearts of 125 Cr people," Modi added.
First Published: July 31, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

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