'Couple goals' - Twitter reacts to Mitchell Starc skipping final SA ODI to watch wife Alyssa Healy in T20 WC Final

‘Couple goals’ – Twitter reacts to Mitchell Starc skipping final SA ODI to watch wife Alyssa Healy in T20 WC Final

It will be a special final for Alyssa Healy.

Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy
Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup is all set-up for what could be one of the greatest ever days in the history of Women’s cricket with defending champions and hosts Australia locking horns against the ultimate challengers Women in Blue, and the potential future powerhouse at the colosseum of cricket that is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the summit encounter on Sunday (March 08).

It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Aussies as they aim to retain their crown in front of raucous home fans and it will be even more special for swashbuckling wicketkeeper-opener Alyssa Healy, who will have her husband, Mitchell Starc, rooting for her in the stadium.

Starc, who is currently in South Africa, will miss the final ODI of the three-match series in Potchefstroom in order to watch his wife play in the T20 World Cup final against India at the MCG.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Mitch to watch Alyssa in a home World Cup final and so we were happy to allow him to return home to support his wife and be part of a fantastic occasion,” Langer said.

Mitchell Starc set to cheer his wife Alyssa Healy at the World Cup final on Sunday

Langer revealed that another reason behind the decision is to give Starc a few days to freshen up before the home ODI series against New Zealand. The left-hander has featured in almost every International match that Australia has played over the summer which includes home series against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and limited-overs series in India and South Africa.

“It is something we have been talking about for a while and, given Mitch has had a considerable workload in all three formats this summer, his heading home a couple of days ahead of the rest of the squad means he will have a chance to refresh ahead of our home and away one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand that will wrap up our season,” Langer said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

Meanwhile, Australia’s decision of letting Starc miss the final ODI to watch his wife has won many hearts on social media with fans, pundits and public figures from all walks of life hailing the move.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: