India’s legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was one of the first of many to express his sorrow over Indian women’s cricket world cup final loss in iconic Lord’s.
Went into the mega event as underdogs, Indian Women team had exceeded all the expectations and played some wonderful cricket to beat almost every opposition they clashed against over the course of past month.
However, the moment of the final has caught the batters during the chase as they fell apart in the final overs to give England women a nine run victory on the day. Having been placed in a stable position at 191/3 in a 229 run chase, Indian women had lost their last seven wickets for just 28 runs.
The team has failed to hold their nerve in the crunch moment and the experience of England women in the finals have come in handy for the hosts. The win meant England won their fourth World Cup in Women’s cricket making them second most successful team after Australia, who has six World Cups to their name.
Sachin Tendulkar, who had suffered a similar fate during the 2003 World Cup before winning in 2011, was quick to back the team after the final as the women’s brigade got plenty of wishes from all around the world. The 43-year old has also wished England for their win in his tweet.
The little master tweeted: “Feel for all of you,
#WomenInBlue! You were good throughout but sometimes it is not meant to be. Congrats England on winning #WWC17Final!”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 23, 2017