AgenciesThe ICC women’s cricket world cup is in New Zealand in March-April, 2022.
It was a proud Sunday for the Indian women’s cricket team when they ended Australia’s 26-match unbeaten streak in the third women’s ODI in Mackay. Off the pitch, netizens kept a close watch on the nail-biting match as India chased down a highest-ever 265 for the win. They lost the series 1-2. Right after their Sunday win, phrases like “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, and “the hero we need” filled Twitter in minutes.The performance by Jhulan Goswami, and young batters Yastika Bhatia and Shafali Verma, were the talk of the social media.
Indian women’s captain Mithali Raj took to Twitter, and wrote that she was proud of the girls, and they nearly did it in the last game too.Raj stressed on why Goswami is still considered the best. “Everyone stepping up when required. Onwards and upwards,” she wrote.
Great win by the girls . Very proud of this bunch . We nearly did it in the last game too . @JhulanG10 shows why sh… https://t.co/EDW1EqtGPY
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) 1632655059000
Cricketer Smriti Mandhana also praised Goswami for her “amazing performan
What a win and an amazing performance by this legend ? @JhulanG10 https://t.co/kTn8Nq7tre
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) 1632652156000
Soon after Goswami’s winning shot, social media roared with words of appreciation and people started sharing a new trend on the microblogging site – #NeverRetireJhulanGoswami.
The winning moment when @JhulanG10 hit straight down to the ground to trigger wild celebrations! #TeamIndia… https://t.co/TJL7gKo3HI
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1632645405000
Jhulan Gos-winny, more like. The hero we need. Amen. #AUSvIND
— Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) 1632642696000
Cricket commentator Reema Malhotra called the Yastika-Shafali duo impactful. Many fans lauded the dedication of the young players as well.
Two impactful young Inpiduals, bright future and a fantastic maiden 50 for Yastika bhatia vs a quality side. We… https://t.co/puLJwNIIk7
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) 1632637128000
Well played, Yastika Bhatia. That was just an extra-ordinary knock under pressure – 64 runs from 69 balls – this is… https://t.co/yoAl8hm0w8
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 1632638154000
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer, and other international players were amazed by Team India’s performance.
Australian women’s team last lost an ODI in 2017, today we defeated them! What a win, what a team! Congratulation… https://t.co/7d2274EzQ7
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1632642787000
We have been treated to a wonderful first part of the series, between two great teams. ?? fighting hard, with ?? dr… https://t.co/bLsUo3eXIL
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) 1632644878000
Wow! What an amazingly entertaining ODI series ??? cracking contest between the two sides ? can’t wait to see what… https://t.co/gN1TWTbdhM
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) 1632643721000
Just leaving it here. #AUSvsIND #AUSvIND https://t.co/GF4jCaBmA9
— Women’s T20 Challenge (@wiplt20_) 1632644462000