Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his support from the Indian team after its loss to England in the World Cup final at Lord’s and said that the team gave their best and showed remarkable skills throughout the tournament.
India were close to winning their first World Cup title when they were on course of chasing 229 runs against England at Lord’s on Sunday. But, they lost seven wickets for 28 runs to be bowled out for 219 and lose the final by nine runs. This gave England their fourth World Cup title.
Despite the loss of Indian team, wishes have been pouring in for the cricket team from all quarters. From cricketers to politicians to Bollywood stars, everyone has been telling about how proud they are of the Indian team. Joining them is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who also tweeted his support from the Indian team.
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 Prime Minister, who had best them good luck before the match, tweeted that the team gave their best and showed remarkable tenacity and skill throughout the tournament.
“Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen,” the tweet from Modi read.
After losing an early wicket, India innings was rebuilt by Mithali Raj and Punam Raut before the former was run-out. Harmanpreet Kaur then put up a stand with Raut and took India closer to win. But, Harmanpreet fell against the run of play.
Raut continued her good work but she was adjudged leg-before wicket and India then recovered from the collapse. In the end, England held their nerves while India panicked.
India played one of their best tournaments in this World Cup and lost only three of their nine matches. In the semi-final, they beat defending champions Australia while in the final group game, they beat New Zealand to reach the semis.
Their losses came in the group games, one each against Australia and South Africa. The third loss of the tournament was on Sunday when England beat India in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup.
India’s last wicket to fall was that of Rajeshwari Gayakwad and they had made 219 runs, 9 short of the target. Any Shrubsole became the hero of the final for England taking six of the Indian wickets that fell. She also conceded 46 runs in 9.4 overs she bowled but that, in the larger scheme of things, feels like a redundant statistic. India’s storied run this World Cup thus saw an anticlimactic end.