Sachin Tendulkar women's day

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On the global day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, International Women's Day, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar shared an anecdote from India's Test victory against England in 2008 and praised the first female pitch curator for India, Jacintha Kalyan.

Sachin began by appreciating women's rise in cricket and shared an anecdote from the first match of Team India's home Test series against England in 2008, where he won the match for India with an unbeaten century in the second innings while chasing a 387-run target.

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Sachin took to X (formerly Twitter) and wrote, " In 2008, in the aftermath of 26/11, India won the match against England, and it was an emotional moment for the entire nation. One of the first people with whom I was able to embrace the emotion was a female ground staff member. That moment remains very special."

Sachin also praised  Jacintha Kalyan,  the first female pitch curator for India.  After being associated with the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for more than 30 years, Jacintha  curated the pitches in Bengaluru during the WPL 2024 first leg.  Sachin added, " Years later, in 2024, Jacintha Kalyan became the first female pitch curator for India. She is the first among, hopefully, many more to come in the future."

The 50-year-old legend concluded by saying, "This #InternationalWomensDay, let us encourage and applaud these role models who continue to break barriers and set examples in all fields."

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