The Mithali Raj-led Indian side is all set to lock horns with England in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 at Lord’s. The Indian team marched their way into the final after beating Australia in the semi-final by 36 runs on July 20. The match witnessed a spectacular knock by right-handed batsman Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored an unbeaten 171 to guide India to the total of 281/4.
Sports personalities and Bollywood celebrities have been pouring in wishes for Mithali’s side prior to the big finale.
Shuttler Saina Nehwal released a video in which she wished the women in blue for the final match. Meanwhile, Indian men’s team skipper Virat Kohli wished the team and said, “This message is for Mithali Raj and the girls. Just wanna wish them all the best for the big final tomorrow. It’s been amazing to see the way you all have played in this World Cup so far and we all have been watching keenly watching and enjoying the display of cricket and the display of belief as a team and some brilliant individual performances also.”
“Everybody will be watching and supporting and sending you positive energy. We all believe that you can do it once more and wish you all the luck in the world. Go out there and conquer what’s yours. Good luck,” he added.
India finished seventh in the previous edition of the tournament. But this time, the India women’s team has a clear shot at bringing the World Cup home.
Here’s how the celebs wished the Indian women’s team:
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) July 22, 2017
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 23, 2017
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 22, 2017
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 22, 2017
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2017
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) July 23, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 22, 2017
— Pankaj Singh (@pksbjp) July 21, 2017
Indian women’s team would be playing their second World Cup final in history. They last played in 2005 in South Africa but lost to Australia.