Sourav Ganguly takes shots at Virat Kohli's RCB despite the latter beating Delhi Capitals in WPL 2024 final

Updated - 16 Apr 2024, 10:31 AM

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Sourav Ganguly Virat Kohli RCB. Image Credits: Twitter

Sourav Ganguly, Delhi Capitals’ Director of Cricket, has hailed Delhi Capitals as the best team in the tournament after their loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final of the recently-concluded Women’s Premier League (WPL).

For the second year in a row, Delhi Capitals dominated the league stage and qualified for the final. Just like the first edition of the WPL, Delhi Capitals won six of their eight league games and made it to the final. However, they could not win the title this year either as RCB thrashed them by eight wickets to clinch their maiden WPL title.

Captain Meg Lanning won the toss and opted to bat first. She and her opening partner Shafali Verma gave Delhi a solid start by adding 64 runs for the opening wicket before the latter’s dismissal opened the floodgates. In no time, Delhi found themselves reeling at 64 for 3 from 64 for 0 as Jemimah Rodrigues and Alice Capsey were dismissed for ducks by Sophie Molineux.

Delhi kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 113 runs in the 19th over. Shafali top-scored for her side, scoring 44 while no other batter could even touch the 30-run mark. In reply, RCB chased down the total in the final over of the game.

Openers Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine added 49 runs for the first wicket before the latter departed for 32. Mandhana and Ellyse Perry then added 33 runs for the second wicket before the latter and Richa Ghosh shared an unbeaten 33-run stand to take RCB home.

Sourav Ganguly on Delhi Capitals’ loss:

With Delhi Capitals suffering another heartbreaking defeat in the WPL final, Sourav Ganguly took to X (formerly Twitter) to praise the team for its efforts in the competition. The former India skipper praised the team and hailed it as the best of the competition. He also praised RCB for its run in the competition, writing:

“Well done delhi capitals .. Two back-to-back finals .. the trophy may not have come our way .. but we will get to finals again and win .. well done Meg Lanning and the team.. u we’re the best team in the tournament.. well done RCB .. to come back from 3rd team in the league to beat two strong teams in 3 days is special .. enjoy the trophy “



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