Indian women’s cricket team player Deepti Sharma was recently felicitated by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Government of West Bengal, for her stellar contribution to the team at the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.
Deepti was a crucial contributor to India’s dream run at the Women’s World Cup in Australia, where they remained unbeaten up until the final. She was a very economical bowler, giving away just 17 runs in her four-over spell in the tournament opener versus Australia.
Later on, against Sri Lanka, the 22-year-old put in a stellar shift, wherein she picked up a wicket and gave away a paltry 16 runs.
Deepti Sharma reacts after being felicitated by Government of West Bengal:
After being acknowledged for her impressive displays, the Agra-born player recently took to Twitter — to thank all the various delegates who rewarded her.
“Privileged to be felicitated by the Dept. of Youth Services and Sports, Govt. of WB. Thank you for this honour Mr Laxmi Ratan Shukla (Ex- Cricketer, MoS – Youth Services and Sports), Mr Arup Biswas(Public Works and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister) and Mr Gurbux Singh (Hockey great),” Deepti tweeted.
This comes after Deepti’s compatriot Shikha Pandey was also rewarded earlier by the Air Marshal MSG Menon, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, for her noteworthy performances at the World Cup.
India’s fairytale story at ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020:
Led by Harmanpreet Kaur, for the first time in history, the Indian women’s team reached the final of a World Cup. They defeated hosts and defending champions Australia in the inaugural game, and continued the good run of form in the group stage.
India finished top of their group and were due to play their semifinal against England, but rain washed out the match, and Deepti’s side was given a walkover, having a better track record than England in the group stage.
In the final they, they met Australia again, but fell to a staggering 85 run defeat, in Melbourne. The whole country was proud of Team India’s displays at the World Cup, nonetheless.