Rohit Sharma to Rahul Dravid: India men’s cricket team sends best wishes to women’s team for CWG final


Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid sent wishes for the Indian women’s team |courtesy screengrab

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Indian women’s cricket team will play Australia in the final
  • The Harmanpreet-led outfit is guaranteed at least a siler medal
  • India beat England by four runs in the semi-final

The Indian women’s cricket team created history on Saturday (August 6) by reaching the final of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG). By virtue of making it to the summit clash, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side is assured of winning at least a silver medal.

The Women in Blue won a thrilling semi-final by a margin of just four runs in a nail-biting clash that went until the last over. Smriti Mandhana was the star of the game for Team India as she gave her side a sensational start by scoring a quick-fire knock of 61 in just 32 balls. She completed her half-century in just 23 balls making it the fastest in the history of women’s T20I cricket for India.

Later, the bowlers did a splendid job to ensure England did not reach the target. Spin bowler Sneh Rana bowled a memorable final over to ensure India’s place in the first-ever women’s cricket in the rich history of the commonwealth games.

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After their historic achievement, the Indian men’s team stars hailed the Harmanpreet-led outfit’s incredible victory and wished them luck for the big final and urged them to bring the gold medal home. Among those to lavish praise on the Indian women’s cricket team were captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid.

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Rohit hailed the victory and claimed that 1.4 billion Indians are supporting them in the final while Dravid asserted that he knows that the team is not satisfied by just winning a silver and backed them to stand on top of the podium. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, and Rishabh Pant also hailed the CWG finalists.

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India will face Australia in a repeat of the 2020 T20 World Cup final on Sunday (August 7) ​​in the final. In 2020, the Southern Stars beat the Women in Blue by 85 runs in front of a record crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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