Indian eves snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as hosts England won the ICC Women’s World Cup final by 9 runs, at Lord’s on Sunday. Chasing a tricky total of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.
It was a case of so near yet so far for the Indian team who would be devastated having come within a sniffing distance of a historic triumph.
The last seven wickets fell for a mere 28 runs in 6.5 overs as India were cruising along at 191 for 3 at one stage before Veda Krishnamurthy’s (35) atrocious shot selection brought the Englishwomen back into the game.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, all the celebrities through out the country has already taken to micro-blogging site Twitter to express their thought over the matter.
Let's have a look at how Twitter reacts over India's defeat in the Women World Cup final 2017.
Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 23, 2017
It's OK team India. You girls made it to the finals!!! That in itself is such a proud moment. #WomensWorldCup2017 Girl power all.the.way ❤️— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) July 23, 2017
This is going to make you even stronger ! Well played INDIA! #WomensWorldCup2017 ! Proud !— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 23, 2017
#WomensWorldCup2017 More fun watching this talented Indian women's squad in final against Eng at Lord's than our over-hyped men's team :)— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) July 23, 2017