The players of the Under-19 World Cup winning women's team were felicitated during the third T20 match played between India and New Zealand at the stadium in Ahmedabad. AHMEDABAD: Former batting great Sachin Tendulkar felicitated the Indian cricket team that won the maiden Under-19 Women's ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa, saying the achievement has inspired many girls to take up the sport and fulfill their dreams. Will be Tendulkar said in this felicitation ceremony organized on the sidelines of the third T20 International match played between India and New Zealand, I want to congratulate you on your wonderful achievement. The whole country will celebrate (the victory) for years to come. Master Blaster said, the beginning of my cricket dream started with the Indian team becoming the World Cup winner in 1983. You have also given birth to many new dreams. This is a wonderful achievement. He said, by winning this World Cup, you have given the dream of representing the country to the young girls of India. This former legend, who scored 100 centuries in international cricket, said, the start of WPL (Women's Premier League) is going to be the biggest thing. I believe in equality for men and women. Not only in sports but everywhere both should have equal opportunities. Tendulkar said that the BCCI is trying its best for the development of women's cricket in the country. He said, BCCI and its officials have contributed a lot in making women's cricket prosperous. I think this is a sign that we will do really well (in the future). BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, President Roger Binny, Vice President Rajiv Shukla and Treasurer Ashish Shelar were also present in this brief felicitation ceremony. On this occasion, a check of five crore rupees was handed over to the world champion under-19 women's team, which was announced earlier by the board secretary.