Virender Sehwag, Sportswear Store, Ahmedabad
Virender Sehwag (Credits - AFP)

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag lauded Indian women’s cricket team after they recorded their third win on the trot in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Shafali Verma continued her tremendous run with the bat as India defeated New Zealand by 4 runs in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 on Thursday.

The Women in Blue had another low total to defend as the batswomen could only manage 133 runs in their first innings. Shafali Verma won the Player of the Match award for her explosive start of 46 runs with the bat. However, she could not convert the start into a big knock once again and perished before her half-century.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Credits: Getty Images)

India’s middle-order didn’t perform up to their standards and they could manage only 133 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their 20 overs.

Virender Sehwag Heaps Praise On Team India

Sehwag took to Twitter to write, Wah bhai Wah ! Great effort by the girls to hold on to their nerves and beat New Zealand and qualify for the semi finals of the #T20WorldCup Shafali Varma is a rockstar. Anand aa raha hai ladkiyon ka performance dekhne mein.”

While Shafali Verma played a huge role in India’s victory against the Kiwis, Verma also shattered a Women’s T20 World Cup record with her batting exploits. She has now amassed 114 runs in three games in the ongoing showpiece event which have come at a staggering strike rate of 172.72 – the highest by any batswoman in a single edition of the tournament.

India became the first team to book a spot in the semi-final of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 with their win over New Zealand and will be looking to make it four wins in a row in their last league-stage clash against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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