Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli hailed the Indian women’s cricket team for its incredible victory against Pakistan in the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. In the highly anticipated clash between the two sides, the Women in Blue won the thrilling contest by a margin of seven wickets.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first in the thrilling contest against the arch-rivals, the Pakistan cricket team put up a score of 149 runs on the scoreboard. Skipper Bismah Maroof played a captain’s knock of 69 runs off 55 balls, however, it was 18-year-old Ayesha Naseem who stole the show with her stunning knock of 43 in 25 balls.
For India, Jemimah Rodrigues took the Indian side over the finish line in a tough chase with an incredible half-century. Richa Ghosh also played an instrumental role in India’s win as she helped the team to take the game away from Pakistan with a 20-ball 31.
Jemimah and Richa put up an unbeaten partnership of 58 runs as the Indian cricket team crossed the line with one over to spare.
Virat Kohli Posted A Special Tweet
After the incredible win, Virat Kohli took to his Twitter and hailed the performance of our women’s team in a high-pressure game. He also praised the team for taking giant leaps and praised the players for inspiring many young girls to take the sport in the future. He wrote:
“What a win from our women’s team against Pakistan in a high pressure game and a tough run chase. The women’s team is taking such giant leaps ahead with every tournament we play and it’s going to inspire a whole generation of girls to take up the sport and take women’s cricket higher and higher. More power to all of you. God bless.”
Check out the Tweets:
(2/2) The women’s team is taking such giant leaps ahead with every tournament we play and it’s going to inspire a whole generation of girls to take up the sport and take women’s cricket higher and higher. More power to all of you. God bless.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 12, 2023
It has to be noted that four months ago, Virat Kohli had also played a superb knock to help India seal a memorable win against Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup at the MCG. Virat played a stunning knock of 82 not out off 53 balls.
Rodrigues Was Inspired By Kohli’s Knock
In fact, after the win, Rodrigues shared how she was inspired by Kohli’s extraordinary knock against Pakistan. She shared memories of watching Kohli helped to take India over the line. She said:
“India vs Pakistan matches are always a little bit more special – we spoke about it in the team meeting. Growing up we always watched these matches. I remember watching the match at the MCG where Virat Kohli played such an extraordinary knock.”
“We did speak about it but we also just wanted to go out there and put our first win on the board. We just wanted to go out, play the same cricket and with the same intensity as usual. I knew we had to build partnerships, and I knew if we took it deep we will win. We knew they would bowl a bad ball eventually and we would capitalise – it was a difficult wicket but being set helped.”
“This was a team effort. We will let the win sink in, but the tournament has just begun. We want to do the simple things correctly and then the results will take care of themselves.”