Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav

Women’s T20 World Cup: Sehwag, Laxman and others congratulate Team India on topping the group

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman heaped praise on the Indian women’s team after they became the first side to enter the semifinals of the ongoing T20 World Cup with four consecutive wins.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team registered their fourth-straight victory after defeating Sri Lanka in their fourth league match of the ten-nation tournament on Saturday at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.


Taking to his official Twitter account, Sehwag especially talked about opening batter Shafali Verma and left-arm spinner Radha Yadhav, who was the ‘Player of the Match’ against Bangladesh Women, while praising the efforts of the Indian team.

“Hamari ladkiyon mein bahut Dum hai. Shafali Verma was brilliant again and Radha Yadav bowled a match winning spell. Congratulations @BCCIWomen. Best wishes for the semi-finals #IndvSL,” tweeted Sehwag.



“4 wins in 4 matches and the girls giving plenty to cheer about. Radha Yadav was outstanding with the ball and Shafali Verma continued her dream run. Wishing @BCCIWomen the very best for the semis #INDvSL,” wrote Laxman in his post.

India thus will go to the semi-finals as the table-toppers of Group A. Shafali is yet to score a fifty in the tournament but has scored 29 from 15 balls, 39 from 17 balls, 46 from 34 balls and 47 from 34 balls in the four group matches respectively.

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