Harmanpreet Kaur scored a fifty in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Why did the Indian captain wear dark glasses after the heartbreaking defeat?
New Delhi. Once again the Indian women’s cricket team’s dream of winning the World Cup was shattered. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team was defeated by Australia by 5 runs in the semi-finals. Chasing the target of 173 runs, the Indian team could score only 167 runs. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur hit a half-century for India. But luck was not with her and she was run out due to the bat getting stuck and the match was overturned. After the defeat, the Indian captain came to the presentation wearing dark glasses.
When Harmanpreet Kaur was asked the reason for coming to the presentation wearing black glasses after the match, she said, I do not want my country to see me crying. That is why I am wearing black glasses. I couldn’t feel more unlucky than this. We made a comeback while batting with Jemimah Rodrigues. We did not expect to lose from there.
Getting run out was unfortunate: Harmanpreet
Meanwhile, when Harmanpreet Kaur was asked that are you crying? To this she said, “I cannot feel more unlucky than the way I got run out. We are happy that we took the match till the last ball. We wanted to fight till the last ball. We wanted to chase down the target, that’s why when Australia chose to bat first, it was good for us. Even when we lost our first two wickets early, we knew we had good batsmen.”
Apart from Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemima Rodrigues also played a good inning in the semi-final against Australia. He played an inning of 43 runs in 24 balls. Jemima hit 6 fours.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 24, 2023, 10:43 IST