The heartbreak and empathy surrounding India’s loss in the WWC 2017 final speaks of the impact that the tournament has had on women’s cricket.
At one point the Women in Blue needed just 38 runs in 7 overs with still 7 wickets in hand but they suffered one of the worst collapses in International. They lost these wickets by adding 28 odd runs. From 191/3, Indian women were bowled out at 219.
It was a magical performance by England’s Anya Shrubsole who destroyed the Indian batting and ended up with figures of 6/46.
India lost the World Cup final by 9 runs and was left dejected at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. On the other hand, England celebrated the victory they had snatched from the jaws of defeat.
Cricketers and celebrities reacted to the Women’s World Cup final and congratulated both the teams:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 23, 2017
Super proud of the girls. Tough luck today but womens cricket in India has truly arrived. Thank you girls .Salute your spirit.#WWC17Final
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) July 23, 2017
— Chris Woakes (@chriswoakes) July 23, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 23, 2017
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) July 23, 2017
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) July 23, 2017
Shah Rukh Khan
I wish I was there to give the Lovely Ladies a hug. Be proud girls we have achieved greatness today. @BCCIWomen u made all Indians proud.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 23, 2017
So near yet so far…The best ODI I've seen in a long long time. Thanks ladies. Congrats England. You held the nerve a little better. #WWC17
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 23, 2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 23, 2017
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 23, 2017
What a tournament! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/QZ7Buuqh8b
— Joe Root (@root66) July 23, 2017
Tough luck @BCCIWomen what a nail biting finish to the World Cup ! So proud of you all ,to come so far in the tournament .congrats England
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 23, 2017
Champions regardless of the result.. keep your head high ladies.. you've made us proud 🇮🇳 #WWCFinal2017
— Leander Paes (@Leander) July 23, 2017
Winning and losing are all part of sport ! What matters is the #WomenInBlue have well and truly arrived, and everyone was watching ! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Archana Vijaya (@archanavijaya) July 23, 2017
It's OK team India. You girls made it to the finals!!! That in itself is such a proud moment. #WomensWorldCup2017 Girl power all.the.way ❤️
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) July 23, 2017
— shibani dandekar (@shibanidandekar) July 23, 2017
This is going to make you even stronger ! Well played INDIA! #WomensWorldCup2017 ! Proud !
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 23, 2017
Great effort throughout the tournament by team India. Lost the game but won million hearts by displaying some inspiring cricket. @BCCIWomen
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 23, 2017
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) July 23, 2017