VVS Laxman hailed the Indian women's' team after they qualified for their maiden ICC Women's T20 World Cup final as their semi-final match against England was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Team India, who had finished the group stages undefeated and as table-toppers reaped the benefit of having played outstanding cricket as advanced to the summit clash.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, VVS Laxman congratulated the Indian eves for making it to the finals but also mentioned that it would have been great to see the match. The cricketer-turned-commentator/analyst further added that it was a reward for winning 4 out of 4 in the group stages. The former Indian batsman concluded by wishing Harmanpreet Kaur & Co. all the best for the finals which will be played on Women's Day.
Would have been great to see the match, but many congratulations to @BCCIWomen for making it to the finals of the #T20WorldCup . A reward for winning 4 out of 4 in the group stages. Wishing the girls the very best for the finals on #WomensDay— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2020
India will now meet the winner of the second semi-final between reigning champions Australia and South Africa in the final which will be played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Not only will the Indian eves look to create history on the occasion of Women's Day but will also be looking to give a perfect birthday gift for captain Harmanpreet Kaur who will be turning 31 on Sunday.