Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya wish luck to Indian Women cricket team ahead of World Cup

India men's captain Virat Kohli has wished luck to Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team for their World Cup campaign.

With the Woman’s World Cup to begin from June 24 and the Indian side to take on England in their opening match, India men’s captain Virat Kohli has wished luck to Mithali Raj-led Indian women’s cricket team for their campaign and said that there are very exciting players to watch out for. “I would like to wish the Indian women’s cricket team all the very best for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. I’m sure that we will go a long way in the tournament and there are very exciting players to watch out for,” said Virat Kohli.

Apart from the Indian skipper, Hardik Pandya, who has emerged as one of the best all-rounders, also wished the women’s team for their campaign. In a video posted on BCCI’s official Twitter account, Pandya said, “All the best to the women’s Indian cricket team for the World Cup. I know you guys are going to bring it back. Good luck and play amazing!”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took the maximum number of wickets in the just-concluded Champions Trophy, said “I would like to say all the best to the Indian women’s cricket team. I hope they will win the Trophy.”

Women’s team lost their first warm-up match to New Zealand. However, they came back strong to thump Sri Lanka by 109 runs in their second warm-up match. Mithali’s knock of 85 had guided India to post a mammoth total of 275.

Meanwhile, Kohli will be leading team India in the five-match ODI series against West Indies. Team India will be without the services of Anil Kumble after he denied extending his term as the Indian head coach. The decision came after an alleged tiff with Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

After Kumble refused to continue with the Indian team, Kohli was bashed mercilessly on Twitter for ‘being responsible’ for Kumble’s exit. Before the Champions Trophy finals, there were reports that Kumble and Virat Kohli were not on the same page during in the wages hike saga.

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