Jemimah Rodrigues laments India’s defeat in T20 World Cup final, shares unseen dressing room video
Rodrigues took to her official Twitter handle and expressed her disappointment about losing the all-important final.
Updated - Mar 13, 2020 12:34 pm
The defending champions and hosts Australia women came into the Women’s T20 World Cup tournament as firm favourites. But little did they know that they would easily fall into India Women’s trap in the very first encounter as they lost the game by 17 runs and since then, every match was a knockout for them.
In the all-important final, India women approached the game with full of zest but they could not implement the gameplan properly as Australia women were cut above the India women. In what turned out to a one-sided affair as the hosts beat the visitors by 85 runs to lift their fifth T20 World Cup trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCC).
Australia women also became the most successful team in the competition as they have added the fifth accolade to their coveted trophy cabinet. The unbeaten India women team who qualified for the maiden World Cup T20 final could not weave the magic in the final destination and have themselves to blame for the chastening defeat.
Soon after that, heartbreaking scenes were witnessed at the power-packed MCG Stadium where India women looked visibly upset as players like Shafali Verma and others shed tears during the presentation ceremony. The images of Indian women breaking down went viral on all social media platforms. The Indian cricket fraternity expressed their sadness and condolences while congratulating the India women for their hard work in the journey.
‘We’ll get back stronger I promise’: Jemimah Rodrigues
Mumbai based Indian right-hand batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues took to her official Twitter handle and expressed her disappointment about losing the all-important final.
“So many things to take back from this tournament, but one thing I’ll cherish is that every time we went out on the field, we knew that we weren’t alone, but backed by the strength of India with us. The result didn’t pan out as we intended it to, but we learn from defeat & I promise we’ll get back stronger to make our nation proud,” she wrote.
To forget the past and to perform well in the future, the 19-year-old cricketer also shared a beautiful video of the Indian dressing room cheering along with the 86,174 fans at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG).
“And lastly, a BIG thank you to the 86,174 who came for the Finals. Even though We didn’t win that night, Women’s Cricket definitely won. Here’s a lil video of the dressing room cheering along with you guys,” Jemimah wrote.
defeat & I promise we'll get back stronger to make our nation proud
And lastly, a BIG thank you to the 86,174 who came for the Finals. Even though We didn't win that night, Women's Cricket definitely won
Here's a lil video of the dressing room cheering along with you guys 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/1vDml2rK4x
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) March 12, 2020