Women’s World Cup: Without the ball Deepti Sharma loses to India in defeat to South Africa
The Indian women’s cricket team was knocked out of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup after losing narrowly in their last league match to South Africa. Mithali Raj and the team need to win the last match to qualify for the semi -finals. The intense match ended in a result and in the end no ball on the second last pass by spinner Deepti Sharma cost the team.
South Africa’s top player Mignon du Preeze was stuck in the depths as South Africa needed 3 runs of 2 balls, but the pass was considered a no ball and that lowered the equation to 2 runs of 2 balls and du Preeze eventually won the match for his team.
If that doesn’t happen, South Africa will need 3 runs to win just one ball with two lower batsmen in the middle and India will be in the driver’s seat for a place into the semi -finals.
It’s not for the Indian women’s team and former Indian men’s team opener Virender Sehwag summed up the situation with a tweet, which focused on the diversity of the sport.
“It’s not just without the ball that causes India to lose games today but sometimes an inch takes a moment that takes decades to achieve and maybe once in a lifetime an achievement for many players. A disappointing ending for the Indian campaign #IndvSA #cwc22“Sehwag wrote on Twitter.
It’s not just without the ball that causes India to lose games today but sometimes an inch takes decades to achieve and maybe once in a lifetime for many players. Disappointing end to the Indian campaign #IndvSA #cwc22 pic.twitter.com/2DzerovJD1
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 27, 2022
Sehwag used a picture of four no balls in his tweet, including a picture of a bowling by Deepti Sharma, which is just an inch from a valid delivery. It also has an image if Jasprit Bumrah fails in the 2017 ICC Champions Cup final against Pakistan as it has given a reprieve to Fakhar Zaman, who then scored the turning point of the century when India lost to Pakistan.
The Indian women’s team had a chance to qualify for the semi -finals but the tournament was a bit disappointing for them as they lost to top teams Australia, England and New Zealand, before going down to South Africa.
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