Sachin Tendulkar says it's parents' responsibility to treat boys and girls equally

Cricket legend and Unicef ambassador Sachin Tendulkar today said parents in India must treat a girl child at par with the boys.

PTI, Nov 20, 2017 18:53:48 IST

New Delhi: Cricket legend and Unicef ambassador Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said parents in India must treat a girl child at par with the boys.

"It is all about bonding with your children, loving them, hugging them. The first 1000 days (in raising a child) are very crucial in that regard. It is our responsibility to treat both (boys and girls) equally and look after them," said Tendulkar on the occasion of World Children's Day.

File image of Sachin Tendulkar. Reuters

File image of Sachin Tendulkar. Reuters

At the event, Tendulkar also played cricket with a group of specially abled children.

The master blaster conceded that the current generation is much smarter than children of his time.

"Today's generation is confident. I interact with so many children and have to say that they are a lot smarter than the time when I was a kid."

He feels technology is making the current generation a smarter lot.

"Thanks to technology, you can find out in no time about what is happening in any part of the world. You see actually a three-year-old kid sitting in front of the computer comfortably, he knows exactly what to do. He knows how to use a mobile phone whether it is calling or texting.

"To add to that, all these fancy gadgets are there today and it gives them new perspective," said Tendulkar.

Updated Date: Nov 20, 2017 18:53:48 IST


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Team p w l nr pts
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New Zealand 5 4 0 1 9
England 5 4 1 0 8
India 4 3 0 1 7
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Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 6 1 4 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254