Legendary ex-cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a throwback picture with his daughter Sara and son Arujn with a message on gender equality on the occasion of National Girl Child Day on Sunday (January 24).
Love, care and opportunities for our girls and boys have to be equal at all times.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 24, 2021
“Love, care and opportunities for our girls and boys have to be equal at all times. We have to remember that our children learn from us. Let’s set the right example and celebrate our girls & boys alike! #NationalGirlChildDay”,” read the tweet by Tendulkar, a Bharat Ratna recipient.
In 2018, he had launched his cricket academy in partnership with Middlesex, which he had kept open for girls as well. This, he had said, was not just due to the strides of the Indian Women’s Team, but because he feels equal opportunities should be given to boys and girls.
Tendulkar is considered one of the greatest batsman in the game of cricket and nicknamed, the ‘God of Cricket’ in India. He made his debut for India in a Test match against arch-rival Pakistan in Karachi, at the age of 16 on November 15, 1989, which was followed by his ODI debut next month.
A member of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, the batsman was the second-highest run scorer of the tournament. Tendulkar, who had retired from all forms of cricket in 2013, also holds the record for scoring the most runs by a batsman in Tests and ODIs.