Tendulkar, Mithali bat for women’s rights

The Indian cricket icon and the current skipper of the women’s cricket team believe there should not be any discrimination on the basis of gender in today’s world.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday batted for girls rights, saying its time India should do away with discrimination of girl child.   -  PTI

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday batted for girls rights, saying its time India should do away with discrimination of girl child and provide a level playing field to help them nurture their dreams.

Speaking on the occasion of International Day of the Child Girls here, Tendulkar, the UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, urged the parents to support their girls child.

“My achievement in life is inspired by my parents and family who appreciated my talent as well as supported me as a young child. Parents and communities must see their daughters as assets — as individuals capable of standing on their feet and contributing to society, and not as burdens to be married in haste,” the former India batsman said during a panel discussion.

India women’s cricket team captain Mithali, who was also present on the occassion, shared the same opinion and said people should never look down on a woman.

“As a sportsperson, I believe gender doesn’t matter,” Mithali said.

“Each and every child should participate in sports, as it encourages teamwork, builds mental strength, keeps children healthy, and makes them confident to deal with life challenges.”

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