Indian women’s cricket team suffered a heartbreaking loss in the gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Indian Women’s side looked in complete control of the game for the most part of the match but committed few mistakes in crunch situations and lost the match eventually.
Chasing 162 for the win, India needed 44 in the last five overs with in-form Harmanpreet at the crease for the Women in Blue.
Some loose shots by the Indian skipper and Pooja Vastrakar shifted the momentum in favour of the Australian women’s side.
While many including former India men’s team head coach Ravi Shastri was praising Indian women’s team for their spirited show at CWG and congratulating them for winning the silver medal.
Ravi Shastri belives that India-W are just one step away from winning the World Cup.
Mohammad Azharuddin was furious with India’s ‘senseless batting’ and slammed the women’s team for giving the gold medal match to Australia on a platter by playing rubbish cricket.
Indian fans were already heartbroken by the loss. This tweet didn’t go well with them as they tore into the former skipper for being overly critical of a team that doesn’t get as much exposure to pressure situations at home opponents.
India have brought in some new players and the side looks well-balanced at the moment and has the potential to be the top side in Women’s World Cricket.
The Women’s Team is currently battling it out in the Asia Cup and are favourite to win the Trophy this year.
Shafali Verma’s quick-fire 55 and Jemimah Rodrigues’ crucial cameo lifted India to 159/5 who went on to beat Bangladesh by 59 runs and enter the Semi-Finals.
Jemimah Rodrigues has shown some good form in the last few months, she has taken responsibility of the middle order and has made several valuable contributions.
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