- Indian women’s team lost to a gritty England on Sunday in the ICC World Cup final
- But the Indian team has emerged as a force to reckon with
- Everyone, from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, appreciated the fighting spirit of the Indian women's team
In what was an exciting head-to-head match in the World Cup final, Indian women’s team lost to a gritty England on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Lord's. This is the second time that India has ended up being the runners in the ICC World Cup.
What did India in was the lower order. India was on a winning course at 191 for three in 42.5 overs. However, India lost seven wickets for 28 runs in 6.5 overs.
Veda Krishnamurthy (35 off 34 balls), Sushma Verma’s (0) and Jhulan Goswami (0) were dismissed in the space of nine balls.
But the Indian team has emerged as a force to reckon with. They defeated the defending champions Australia to reach the finals and lost by only nine runs.
The resilience and determination of the team to win made everyone sit up and take notice of a game that, even at the starting of the tournament, had very few supporters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished each player individually on Twitter and praised them for their performance.
Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 23, 2017
You know you have made it when the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar himself appreciates your effort.
Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir tweeted how women’s cricket in India has finally arrived.
Super proud of the girls. Tough luck today but womens cricket in India has truly arrived. Thank you girls .Salute your spirit.#WWC17Final— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017
Akshay Kumar, who was at the stadium rooting for the women in blue, shared a post-match picture smiling with two of the players.
And with new hopes of winning the cup next time, the ‘giant slayers’ will return home with their heads held high.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:58 PM