Last Update on: March 19th, 2020 at 03:47 pm
India women’s new leg-spinning sensation, Poonam Yadav has opened up on the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Team India finished as runners up in the tournament losing only one game in the competition, the final against Australia women’s.
Although India women’s could not win the tournament, however, the World Cup has certainly given India a couple of match-winners including Poonam Yadav and Shafali Verma.
Poonam Yadav Opens Up On India’s Shortcomings In The Final
“I wouldn’t say, we fell short. We played good cricket throughout the tournament. We didn’t play well in just one match. The team that played better that day won. In T20, one over or one batter can change a game,” Poonam said.
Poonam Believes Indian Cricketers Are Mentally Strong
When asked about losing two World Cup(2017 & 2020) finals in recent time, Poonam said, “Indian players are strong mentally. Unlike them, we handle and survive difficult situations in our everyday lives. That day all of us should have taken the responsibility (of winning the game) but we couldn’t.”
India’s win over Australia in the opening game of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup sent the fans into a frenzy.
Stepping in the game, Indian ladies were the underdogs, but a match-defying spell by Poonam Yadav turned the tables as the Women In Blue beat the current world champions by 19 runs in the opening game at Sydney.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side sent the entire Australian batting line up to the pavilion at 115 and avenged their recent loss in the Tri-Series final.