The Indian Women’s side is currently locking horns against Australia in the ongoing must-win semifinal match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 as the side has managed to restrict the defending champions to 172 runs on the scoreboard.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Australia got off to a great start after Beth Mooney scored a half-century right at the top.
However, Shikha Pandey brought India right back into the game as she dismissed Mooney, as the catch was taken by Shafali Verma, to give India a crucial breakthrough. After taking the catch, a pumped-up Shafali Verma was seen celebrating the wicket in a fiery way. She was heard yelling at the departing Mooney.
The video of Shafali Verma’s Fiery Celebration has gone viral on the internet. Watch it here:
Earlier, in the 10th over of the game, Shafali had dropped the Australian batter and she went on to score a 50 and provide Australia with momentum in their innings. Hence, the fiery reaction from Verma came as an act of both comfort and aggression.
IND vs AUS Semi-Final Match:
Talking about the ongoing semi-final clash, India’s chase has taken a major blow already as the side has already lost the wicket of Shafali Verma who departed at a personal score of just 9 runs. While Team India was trying to recover from the wicket of Smriti Mandhana as India was 23/2 in 3 overs.
Meanwhile, hours before the semi-final clash, India’s fast-bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to an upper respiratory tract infection. Sneh Rana was named as her replacement in the squad.
There were also concerns over Harmanpreet Kaur‘s availability due to fever, but she has since been declared fit to play in the semi-final.