‘This one will always be special’: Reactions pour in for India’s maiden CWG medal in cricket

Chasing 162, India looked to be in control when they were 118-2 midway through the 15th over but suffered a collapse after losing three wickets in quick succession, including key player Jemimah Rodrigues (33) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (65). India’s lower batting order could not keep up with the pressure and were bowled out for 152 in the final over, with Australians Ashleigh Gardner taking 3-16 and Megan Schutt 2-27.

Indian women’s cricket team players with their silver medals after the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2022, Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, UK, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

Hailing the women’s team’s show Prime Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Monday and wrote, “Cricket and India are inseparable. Our Women’s cricket team played excellent cricket through the CWG and they brought home the prestigious Silver medal. Being the first ever CWG medal in cricket, this one will always be special. Best wishes to all team members for a bright future. “

After securing Silver in women’s cricket, Indians have already won 55 medals, including 18 gold, 15 silver, and 22 bronze medals so far in the Birmingham 2022. After a gap of 16 years, India’s women’s hockey team returned to the Commonwealth Games podium, defeating New Zealand via a thrilling tie-breaker in the bronze-medal playoff in Birmingham on Sunday.

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