Tendulkar gives pep talk to women's team ahead of SA series

The legendary batsman told the players to go with a positive frame of mind and advised them not to worry about the conditions there and advised them to avoid making minor mistakes.

Sachin Tendulkar takes a selfie with members of the Indian women's cricket team at BKC in Mumbai on Monday. The team will be travelling to South Africa for a T20 and ODI series.   -  PTI

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday gave a pep talk to members of the Indian women’s cricket team, who will travel to South Africa for a gruelling ODI and T20 series.

It is learnt that Tendulkar spoke to the members of the team captained by Mithali Raj, for over an hour, at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Bandra Kurla complex.

The Indian’s women team will tour South Africa for a three-match ODI series, which starts at Kimberly on February 5, followed by a five-match T20 series, which begins on February 13 at Potchefstroom.

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The players were quite inquisitive and asked Tendulkar on how he prepared before a Test match.

It was also understood that that the legendary batsman told the players to go with a positive frame of mind and advised them not to worry about the conditions there.

Tendulkar has also told the members not to burden themselves and advised them to avoid making minor mistakes.