Virender Sehwag delighted to meet members of the Indian Women’s team
Sehwag met 6 pivotal members of the Indian Women's team who made telling contributions in the World Cup.
Updated - Aug 4, 2017 8:24 pm
Even since Mithali Raj & Co. put up a memorable show in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, they have been the talk of the town. They have been rewarded by the BCCI and a few state government, felicitated by the Prime Minister and have gotten promotions from their current employers besides receiving a rousing welcome at the Mumbai airport post their return.
Four on the bounce and a stutter
India started the campaign in ominous style, winning four out of four games before they lost their next two. It took a Mithali Raj hundred to storm India into the semifinals where Harmanpreet Kaur played the innings of her life to tame Australia. Suddenly, they were in the finals, days after they were facing a possible first-round exit. The fight displayed by the team won them a lot of accolades. In the finals, though, India couldn’t get across the line despite coming in touching distance of an elusive World Cup win. Eventually, they fell short by 9 runs as England lifted the World Cup for the fourth time.
Recently, former India opener Virender Sehwag met a few members of the Indian Women’s team. The opener regularly tweeted about the brilliant performance by India during the World Cup campaign. He was seen in a picture which consisted prominent members of the team: Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Raut and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 4, 2017
Women’s IPL on the cards
Following the stupendous success of India Women’s team in the World Cup, the BCCI is said to be taking more steps to promote the game across the country. A prospect of Women’s IPL could be rolled out anytime soon. Skipper Mithali spoke about the lack of exposure of her team in trying situations which led to their downfall in the finals. Maybe a T20 league could help them bridge the gap at the international level.