Indian women team stunned the defending champions Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final match of the ICC Women's World Cup on Thursday. Brilliant batting performance by Harmanpreet Kaur helped India reach the finals. She made unbeaten 175 runs off just 115 balls.
The cricket legends couldn’t resist themselves to put it on Twitter after the powerful performance by the women’s team against the world’s No. 1 side. From Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar to this era’s No. 1 player Virat Kohli (ODI ranking) all cheered for the ‘Women in Blue’.
Tendulkar congratulated the Indian team and Harmanpreet Kaur and hoped for their win in the World Cup final. “Incredible batting by @ImHarmanpreet! Come on India- Let's go out and win the second half of the game as well. #AUSvIND #WWC17 #WomenInBlue,” he tweeted.
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Men’s team skipper Virat Kohli also praised Harmanpreet Kaur and the bowling department of the women’s team. “What an innings by @ImHarmanpreet and a brilliant effort by the bowlers also so far.. #INDvAUS @BCCIWomen #ICCWomensWorldCup2017,” he tweeted.
Apart from Tendulkar and Kohli, there were many who also expressed their feelings on India’s big win against Australia.
An Innings of a lifetime , Harmanpreet Kaur . What wonderful clean hitting. More than 60% of India's runs.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2017
Fan ! Over to the Bowlers now. pic.twitter.com/xZlIB2SW4x
What an exceptional performance by @ImHarmanpreet .. Great innings! 🏏🏏🏏☺️☺️☺️— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 20, 2017