Updated: July 24, 2017 12:16:18 am
After spectacular performances throughout the event, India’s hope of bringing home the ICC Women World Cup 2017 came to an end with hosts England defeating Mithali Raj and team by just 9 runs to clinch the trophy. At 191 for the loss of three wickets, India seemed to be in the driver’s seat to chase the 229-run target and win their first ever World Cup title. However, a six-wicket haul from pacer Shrubsole stopped the women in blue on the tracks.
Nevertheless, the fans stood in support with their stars and said they have “made India proud.” The team has played some great cricket in the series, creating history and smashing records and best wishes have been pouring in from all quarters. While Mithali Raj has won accolades for leading the team, Harmanpreet Kaur stunned one all with her unbelievable knock of unbeaten 171 runs from just 115 balls against Australia.
On Sunday, 35-year-old medium-fast bowler, Jhulan Goswami proved again why experience matters. While India was fighting against England at the Lord’s, Goswami took three wickets in ten overs, conceding just 23 runs. And people could not stop praising the senior player for the magnificent innings.
While it’s true that the loss is agonising, but Indian Twitterati is still celebrating the effort and some spectacular performances. Many also expressed their grief for Captain Raj and Goswami who won’t be part of next world cup team but saluting them for their amazing performances.
Here’s how Tweeple reacted:
Everytime women in sports do wonders, they allow little girls around the country to dream. And to aspire. Thank you #WomenInBlue
— Nupur (@UnSubtleDesi) July 23, 2017
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) July 23, 2017
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 23, 2017
— Pankaj Bhadouria (@BhadouriaPankaj) July 23, 2017
— Ramya Subramanian (@ramyavj) July 23, 2017
You already won it for us when you chose to hold the bat and the ball and break the Stereotype in this very country(1/2)#ICCWomensWorldCup
— Harshang Lad (@Harshang_Lad) July 23, 2017
— Aishwarya B (@Aishwarya19596) July 23, 2017
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi177) July 23, 2017
— Aisha Rawat (@AishaRawat93) July 23, 2017
— Kamala Kanta Sethy (@KamalaSethy) July 23, 2017
— BCCI Women Fans (@Bcciwomenfans) July 23, 2017
— Aishwar (@Aishwar3) July 23, 2017
— Adithya (@aditalks) July 23, 2017
Proud of u All..we have Billions of Big Proud Hearts waiting for Women’s India Team in India..True Champions..!!.. pic.twitter.com/tPwyRb0juX
— Neeraj Kumar Jangir (@NeerajKumarJ21) July 23, 2017
England won the match,But India won our heart…
Down’t worry indian women’s cricket team.
You are still our CHAMPION… @BCCIWomen
— MANORANJAN PANDA (@MSDIANMILAN7) July 23, 2017
— Babruvahana (@babruvahana69) July 23, 2017
From an empty stadium in playoffs to entire nation glued in finals.Well played Girls.Proud
New era for Women’s Cricket in India#WWC17Final
— vishal chakravarty (@chakravarty_v) July 23, 2017
This day marked the beginning of a New era of women’s cricket in India .
— Sachi Singla (@Sachi_Singla) July 23, 2017
Women in Blue.👏👏👏
V all r proud of
Chak de India Girls .4
Bringing d smile on our faces and reaching to d finals..weldone
— Nasir Allahabadi (@1aavaz) July 23, 2017
Great job Indian Women Cricket Team by creating history by reaching in final 1st time.
— (((Fearless Hindu))) (@_Hinduism_) July 23, 2017
— Shashank Jindal (@Shashankjindal3) July 23, 2017
England bagged their fourth World Cup title and Anya Shrubsole won the Player of the Match title.
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