Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the women’s cricket team before the start of the final of ICC Women’s World Cup and said he joined the 125 crore Indians in wishing them the very best.
“As our women’s cricket team plays the World Cup final today (Sunday), I join the 125 crore Indians in wishing them the very best! Captain Mithali Raj has been leading from the front. Her cool approach to the game shall surely help the entire team,” Modi said on Twitter.
“All the best Smriti Mandhana! Have a great game out there and play with calm and poise. India wishes Poonam Raut the very best for the Women’s World Cup Final. Her game makes all of us very proud,” he added.
Wishing another player, Harmanpreet Kaur, he said: “Who is not a fan of Harmanpreet Kaur? Her stellar innings in semi finals will always be remembered. Do your best today!”
He also wished other players of the team, including Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
“Good luck to Deepti Sharma for the finals. She adds immense value to the team & her game has changed the course of many matches. The experienced Veda Krishnamurthy gives a much needed stability to the middle order. All the best for today,” Modi said.
“Sushma Verma plays the important role of the wicket keeper. Remember, catches win matches (smiley). Jhulan Goswami is India’s pride, whose wonderful bowling helps the team in key situations. All the best Jhulan,” he added.
Modi said: “Shikha Pandey’s all round performances are crucial to the team. Best of luck! Poonam Yadav’s fantastic bowling can be lethal for even the best batsmen. Best wishes! Rajeshwari Gayakwad is known for her economic bowling performances. Good luck!”
England captain Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Sunday.