Sachin Tendulkar shares powerful message on the verge of historic day in women’s cricket
India great Sachin Tendulkar boosted players and fans with a message shared on social media ahead of the curtain raiser of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023. Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians lock horns with Beth Mooney’s Gujarat Giants at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on March 4.
Women’s cricket takes a major step forward with the WPL and with this, legendary cricketer Tendulkar addressed that the happenings on the field would be a ‘victory for gender equality’ in a hard-hitting message. As history beckons for women’s cricket to shatter stereotypes, Tendulkar further wished fans to cheer for the players in making ‘her-story’.
Captains unveil iconic WPL Trophy
Moments prior to the toss between the Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants, skippers of all the five franchises took center stage to unveil the iconic trophy. Beth Mooney, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Meg Lanning, and Alyssa Healy were seen taking the covers off to unveil the coveted cup.
The BCCI has left no stones unturned to make the event a massive success as the gala began with the opening ceremony featuring prolific stars from the entertainment industry. Notably, Kiara Advani, AP Dhillon, and Kriti Sanon set the stage on fire in the opening ceremony of the inaugural WPL.
Speaking about the match, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side performed brilliantly across all departments against Gujarat Giants. Mumbai Indians clinched a massive 143-run victory and marked the start of their WPL campaign in style.