Lost but won

Though Indian eves missed their mission to win World T20, losing to England today in the semi-finals, they did put up a spirited show. They were flawless in the tournament until today’s encounter and topped their table. Their victory over former Champions Australia in their last league encounter was extraordinary. Remember that it was England who defeated India by nine runs in the 50-over World Cup final last year too.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur praised new coach Ramesh Powar for his contribution in team building process which has gone a long way in India’s praiseworthy performance in the World T20. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur credited the coach for taking all efforts to ensure that the players believed in their skills and contributed their best. The eves did put up a strong show. There were moments of joy, agony and frustration in the tourney.

After the loss, Harmanpreet said, ‘England bowled really well, read the wicket really well. It was not an easy total to chase, and our bowlers bowled really well. We stretched the match till the 18th over.’ Win or loss, Indians displayed wonderful spirit. To those who said cricket is all about Men in Blue, the girls brought more joy. They won more hearts. Hopefully, they will win the title the next time.

NT Bureau