The Indian women’s cricket team arrived in their maiden T20 World Cup final on Thursday after rain washed out the semi-final clash against England in Sydney. Since there were no reserve days for the knockout battle, the journey of English women in the ongoing T20 WC ended. Although Australia did make an appeal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a reserve day, but the apex body denied the request.
Due to India’s unbeaten run in the competition, the ‘Women in Blue’ topped Group A, and therefore they successfully booked a place in the finals. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will face the winner of the second semi-final between South Africa and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. However, if that game gets washed out as well, then South Africa being the Group B table-toppers, will qualify for the finals.
Indian men cricket team captain Virat Kohli reacted to the good news and congratulated the Indian women’s team.
“Congratulations to the Indian Women’s team on qualifying for the @T20WorldCup final. We are proud of you girls and wish you all the luck for the finals,” tweeted Kohli.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 5, 2020
Another sensational player, KL Rahul, also congratulated the Women’s team and wished them good luck.
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) March 5, 2020
Here’s how other cricketers reacted:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 5, 2020
Would have loved seeing the semi-finals but Indra Devta ke aage kaun jeet sakta hai.
Mehnat ka parinaam achha milta hai. A reward for Winning all the matches in the group stage. Congratulations @BCCIWomen and wishing you glory this Sunday #T20WorldCup
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2020
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) March 5, 2020
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) March 5, 2020
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) March 5, 2020
Would have been great to see the match, but many congratulations to @BCCIWomen for making it to the finals of the #T20WorldCup . A reward for winning 4 out of 4 in the group stages. Wishing the girls the very best for the finals on #WomensDay
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 5, 2020
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) March 5, 2020
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 5, 2020
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) March 5, 2020
As much as #TeamIndia would’ve wanted to win a proper game and march into the Final, you can’t take anything away from them.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 5, 2020