Australian women’s cricket team continues their winning streak and emerges victorious in the final of the Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, defeating India by a thin margin of 9 runs.
India’s maiden CWG medal
Indian Women’s cricket team were defeated by Australia by 9 runs in Edgbaston, Birmingham, on August 7, Sunday, in the gold medal match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Women in Blue failed to conquer the maiden T20 cricket competition of the mega event.
Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has congratulated the Indian women’s cricket team on winning a silver medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. However, he also said that the team would be disappointed on missing gold as it was “their game”.
“Congratulations to the Indian women’s team for winning silver ..But they will go home disappointed as it was their game tonite [email protected],” tweeted Ganguly.
Congratulations to the Indian women's team for winning silver ..But they will go home disappointed as it was their game tonite ..@BCCIWomen
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 7, 2022
On the podium.
The Silver Medalists 🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈
Proud Moment.#ThankYouGirls #CricketTwitter#CommonwealthGames2022pic.twitter.com/BrFTXiLR4y
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) August 8, 2022
Praising the women’s team’s performance Prime Narendra Modi too took to Twitter and wrote, “Cricket and India are inseparable. Our Women’s cricket team played excellent cricket through the CWG and they bring 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.”
Cricket and India are inseparable. Our Women's cricket team played excellent cricket through the CWG and they bring 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. pic.twitter.com/jTeJb9I9XB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 8, 2022
Splendid performance girls! A proud nation awaits you!🥈 pic.twitter.com/jquMyAKIoY
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 7, 2022
So close yet so far us 💔🏏 well done @ImHarmanpreet and team for getting silver … hmmm well congratulations to @CricketAus women’s for Gold medal 🥇 at commonwealth games .. #CommonwealthGames2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 7, 2022
This loss, like so many of the previous instances, is also on the BCCI. No women's IPL despite repeated calls from the players too. Till you prepare them to be in such situations, again and again, these results will not change.
— Sarah Waris (@swaris16) August 7, 2022
This Australian women's team hasn't lost a T20I for 495 days. #AUSvIND #B2022
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) August 7, 2022
India aren't chokers. How can you know how to handle, and dominate, situations like this when the only opportunities you get to test yourself are literally major international tournament finals? The only chokers are the lads in the boardroom. #AUSvIND https://t.co/WytPE8HWpx
— Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) August 7, 2022
What hurts most is that India could have beaten Australia on both occasions and yet lost twice.
It came down to handling pressure.
One team plays a top-notch league at home. The other does not.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) August 7, 2022
You gave it all you had. Keep your heads high @ImHarmanpreet and team. We are all incredibly proud of you. 🇮🇳 #INDvAUS #CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/oWGX5BLSKh
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 7, 2022
It was such a close contest but I'm proud of our team and we all should be! Many congratulations for the 🥈.#INDvsAUS #CWG22 pic.twitter.com/P5KNdS7FIm
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 7, 2022