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Vijay Goel felicitates Indian women’s cricket club

The Indian women’s cricket team has been given a rousing reception in the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai in their return in London.

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Highlights

  • The Indian group was felicitated in Mumbai in their return from London

  • India lost the finals against hosts England at Lord’s by nine runs

  • Three Indian women were chosen in the team of the tournament

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated that the Indian women’s cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women’s World Cup.

Congratulating the group for putting up great display, Goel explained the Mithali Raj-led side might have lost the finals against hosts England at Lord’s by nine runs, but they’ve won the hearts of the entire nation.

“I believe that our women’s cricket team has done exceptionally well that some form of appreciation will be less for them. Despite finishing as runner-ups, I believe that the women’s group has won the sanity due to the fact that they’ve won the hearts of the entire nation. And now winning the hearts of the entire nation is so major thing that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated, ‘We’re very proud of you’. And that’s precisely why PM Modi states ‘if you play, you will prosper’,” Goel said.

The Sports Minister further pointed out that it was after their performance in the 50-over tournament that people around the nation have become more aware of women cricketers.

“The nation wasn’t aware much about the women’s group prior to this World Cup, however today after the last match, people know about all girls players. Therefore, I want to congratulate Mithali Raj and her entire team. The female players have done so well in cricket; I wish to congratulate them on behalf of the entire sports ministry. I also want to congratulate the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). I also want to emphasise the coaches, team managers and supporting staff of the group,” he added.

On Wednesday, the Indian group has been given a rousing reception in the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai in their return from London.

The Women in Blue performed extremely well during the tournament before finishing up as runner-up, going down by nine runs to England at a nail-biting final at Lord’s on July 23.