New Delhi [India]: Though the day was not in favour of the Indian team, they won millions of hearts their tremendous performance throughout the ICC Women’s World Cup and inspired more girls to take up sports as career, feel politicos like Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The political fraternity took to their Twitter handles to wish the team, despite their loss by nine runs in the thrilling final to England.
Here’re some words of appreciation:
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi: “Well played Team India! The results may not have been in your favour today but you have won many hearts. #WomenInBlue #WWC17Final”
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) July 23, 2017
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis: “Dear #TeamIndia ,we salute your spirit,hardwork&game. You all have inspired millions of girls to take up sports as a career.Proud! #WWCFinal”
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 23, 2017
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla?: “Our women cricketers lost the world cup finals but won a billion hearts. Proud of you #TeamIndia. #WWC17Final #WomenInBlue @BCCIWomen”
— Najma Heptulla (@nheptulla) July 23, 2017
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar: “Well played #WomenInBlue. By making it to #WWC17Final . You all have won the heart of millions & made the Nation proud. #TeamIndia #ENGvIND”
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) July 23, 2017
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi?: “Well done #TeamIndia @BCCIWomen .You have set fearless effort & outstanding performance at #WWC17Final & we are proud of you. #WomenInBlue”
— Tarun Gogoi (@tarun_gogoi) July 23, 2017
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah: “:( well played India. You made us proud #WWCFinal17 #IndiaVsEngland”
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 23, 2017
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too wished the women’s team, tweeting , “Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen”
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
The England Women Cricket team beat India by nine runs in the thrilling ICC Women’s World Cup final. England scored 228 for seven, while India was dismissed for 219.
England pacer Anya Shrubsole, and the Player of the Match, was the pick of the bowlers as she took six wickets to take away the game from India.
India’s Poonam Raut was batting brilliantly even as India looked all set to achieve the target of 229. But as soon as the 27-year-old opener fell lbw to Shrubsole for 86, the whole innings came crashing down like a deck of cards.
Shubsole bowled Rajeshwari Gayakwad to give England the win.
Earlier, electing to bat, England had a decent start with their openers Lauren Winfield (24) and Tammy Beaumont (23) putting on 4 runs for the first wicket.
However, spinner Poonam Yadav broke the partnership taking the wicket of Winfield, following which two more wickets fell and the hosts were suddenly reeling at 63-3.
However, wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor (45) and Natalie Sciver (51) stayed long at the crease and help their team past 200.
Katherine Brunt (34) and Jenny Gunn (25*) played little cameos towards the end of the innings and help their team post a total which can be considered as par on a slow Lord’s wicket.
Goswami, probably playing her last World Cup, was the pick of the Indian bowlers as she picked up three wickets giving away just 23 runs. Poonam Yadav scalped two wickets while Rajeshwari Gayakwad also chipped in with a wicket. (ANI)