The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League(WPL) has received a massive response from cricketing fans. The women cricketers have certainly grabbed the attention with their remarkable performances. India’s premier women’s T20 competition has also garnered praise from the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who has been impressed by the fielding in the tournament. The batting legend also has high hopes for the tournament going in the future.
Sachin Tendulkar sheds praise on WPL
Sachin Tendulkar shared his thoughts on the tournament and congratulated Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) for the great initiative and asked fans to support women cricketers as they’re doing an excellent job.
“Fantastic; first of all, a big-big congratulations to BCCI because this is a great initiative. As I said, the first innings were played well by BCCI, and now second innings, we have to support women cricketers. I think they’re doing a magnificent job,” Tendulkar said at the India Today Conclave 2023.
In addition to this, the 49-year-old further stated that the tournament is just the beginning of something huge for India and world cricket.
“I’m really, really impressed by the fielding standards, their athleticism; it has just blown my mind; it’s incredible. It’s fast, exciting, and good cricket should always be encouraged. They’re fiercely competitive; it’s just the beginning. I really want to congratulate all the teams and women cricketers who’ve turned up here. This is the beginning of something big, not just for India but cricket,” the legendary cricketer added.
‘The Little Master’ further shared his thoughts on the rule of an extra fielder inside the 30-yard-circle in the WPL and said that he would’ve had five fielders outside the ring instead of four after the powerplay to bring a fair balance between bat and ball.
“Again, one fielder is extra inside the ring; they play with five fielders inside the ring. I would’ve four fielders inside the ring, so the a fair balance between the bat and the ball because, anyways, in this format, batters are looking to score runs, looking play big shots. That extra fielder outside the ring is only fair to a bowler,” he said.