Harsha Bhogle Gave A Fitting Reply To South African Skipper’s ‘Free Pass To Final’ Remark: The Indian women’s cricket team has finally made it to the finals for the first time in their seventh attempt in the tournament and are all set to lock horns with the Australian cricket team on March 8, which is also International Women’s Day.
The semi-final match that took place recently between India and England was abandoned because of rain. However, the Indian cricket team was able to make it to the finals because of having more points in the group stage. Earlier in the tournament, the Indian cricket team won all the matches while England had lost their first match and therefore England was ruled out of the match, while India reached the finals.
It seems like the Indian cricket team entering the final has didn’t sit well with the South African cricketer Dane van Niekerk, who made a very controversial remark after her team failed to make it to the final. The captain of England’s cricket team claimed that it was the lack of reserve days for semi-final matches in the event. To which Dane agreed but also went on to make a controversial remark saying that she would like to lose then getting a free pass. She said:
“I’d rather lose than get a free pass into a World Cup final”
Well, Dane’s statement didn’t go down well with the Indian cricket fans who are now slamming the cricketer for the same. After her statement went viral, it was shared by a Twitter user on Twitter that caught the attention of popular commentator Harsha Bhogle, who was also upset with the cricketer for her remarks.
In his tweet, Harsha Bhogle gave a reality check to the cricketer by writing how there’s isn’t any choice in whether to play or get a free pass. He also wrote how it isn’t a free pass but a qualification for playing well in the group stage. He wrote:
“Except that it isn’t your choice whether to play or get a free pass! And it isn’t really a free pass but a qualification for playing well in the group stage.”
Here, check out the Tweet of Harsha Bhogle:
Except that it isn't your choice whether to play or get a free pass! And it isn't really a free pass but a qualification for playing well in the group stage. https://t.co/VSA9n61wJd
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 5, 2020