[India], July 24 (ANI): Sometimes it is not meant to be, says legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after the Indian team faced defeat by nine runs to England in the ICC Women's World Cup.
He took to Twitter to share his thoughts for the team and also wished Team England for their win.
"Feel for all of you, #WomenInBlue! You were good throughout but sometimes it is not meant to be. Congrats England on winning #WWC17Final!" he tweeted.
Cricketer Hardik Pandya too wished them for their 'brave performance, "#TeamIndia, the entire nation is proud of your brave performance at the #WWC17!"
Cricketer Yusuf Pathan tweeted, "Well played girls @BCCIWomen we are proud of your effort. Just couldn't get over the line but it was an amazing tournament."
Ace shooter Gagan Narang shared, "Despite the outcome welldone @BCCIWomen for the dream run and exceptional performances #WWCFinal17 #INDvsEng Good Luck for the future"
Terming the Indian women's cricket team the 'super queens,' the official handle of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings tweeted, "No matter what, you are our #SuperQueens! Proud and how! #whistlepodu for @BCCIWomen! #INDvENG #WWCFinal17"
The England Women Cricket team beat India by nine runs in the thrilling ICC Women's World Cup final. England scored 228 for seven, while India was dismissed for 219.
England pacer Anya Shrubsole, and the Player of the Match, was the pick of the bowlers as she took six wickets to take away the game from India.
India's Poonam Raut was batting brilliantly even as India looked all set to achieve the target of 229. But as soon as the 27-year-old opener fell lbw to Shrubsole for 86, the whole innings came crashing down like a deck of cards.
Shubsole bowled Rajeshwari Gayakwad to give England the win.
Earlier, electing to bat, England had a decent start with their openers Lauren Winfield (24) and Tammy Beaumont (23) putting on 4 runs for the first wicket.
However, spinner Poonam Yadav broke the partnership taking the wicket of Winfield, following which two more wickets fell and the hosts were suddenly reeling at 63-3.
However, wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor (45) and Natalie Sciver (51) stayed long at the crease and help their team past 200.
Katherine Brunt (34) and Jenny Gunn (25*) played little cameos towards the end of the innings and help their team post a total which can be considered as par on a slow Lord's wicket.
Goswami, probably playing her last World Cup, was the pick of the Indian bowlers as she picked up three wickets giving away just 23 runs. Poonam Yadav scalped two wickets while Rajeshwari Gayakwad also chipped in with a wicket. (ANI)