It was quite obvious from the images after the gripping ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's as to what might have transpired in the Indian women's dressing room after the heartbreaking loss.
India's dashing batter Harmanpreet Kaur admitted in an interview to NDTV that the mood was very grim after coming so close to lifting the trophy against the England women. India lost the title clash by nine runs.
"We were all crying after the match. Even those assisting our team were crying. We all contributed with some speeches and messages," said the Indian vice-captain.
"But then our support staff said nobody will cry when we reach the hotel. We then celebrated by eating dinner together. I'm really proud of my team, because this has been my best moment and this is the best cricket we have played. Now, it's like we lost enough, now we just want to keep winning," she added.
The 28-year-old who had struck a breath-taking 115-ball unbeaten 171 against Australia in the semis added that she was immensely proud of her team, for their amazing run in the 2017 edition.
"Which city you are from doesn't matter, what matters is what your thinking is. A dream has come true, a dream to play good cricket. Proud that we have made our country's flag fly high," she said.
"We have heard on social media that the country has woken up to women's cricket. The message to India is that keep giving us love like you've given right now. Motivate the girls of India to play cricket because currently we are not seeing enough young girls playing cricket.
"Bring as many girls into sports because being represented is very important," signed off Kaur.
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