On the occasion of Women’s T20I world cup finals on March 8 which coincide with International women’s day Melbourne starts to fill with celebration. Match starts with pop star Katy Perry’s performance. With an another coincide where Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur celebrates her birthday along with this special day.
Indian former players along with Virat Kohli wishes Indian women’s team ahead of their finals. India enter finals after the semi-finals against England abandoned due to rain. India made their maiden entrance in the finals of the T20 world cup.
Sports has always been a great catalyst for equality and empowerment.
My best wishes to the Indian & Australian teams for the @T20WorldCup Final.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 8, 2020
Hilarious reply from Rodrigues
Ahead of the final, American pop star Katy Perry visited the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where she will be performing live before and after the summit clash between the two sides. During her interaction with the Indian women’s cricket team, Katy Perry was curious to know about the composition of the Indian team that will take the field tomorrow. While Veda Krishnamurthy said that the rules don’t allow them to reveal the playing XI before the toss, it was Jemimah Rodrigues’ reply that left everyone in splits. Replying to Katy Perry’s query, Jemimah Rodrigues asked the singer to call her and she will reveal the XI.
“You can call me tomorrow, I can tell you,” Jemimah said.
Former Indian women’s player Mithalil Raj arrive in style to see the mighty battle between Indian women’s and the host team.
The 31-year-old’s first leadership stint came in a stand-in capacity. Mithali Raj had suffered an injury before the 2012 Asia Cup final and this enabled Harman to become the youngest India women captain (23 years and 237 days), lead the side to the title.
Harmanpreet is the first Indian cricketer (male or female) to play 100 T20Is. In the 113 T20Is for far, she has managed to score 2,182 runs at an average of 27.27. In the ongoing tournament, India goes into the finals being the only undefeated side. The side triumphed in all their group-stage matches and progressed to the summit clash as their semi-final against England got abandoned due to rain.
It is the first time, that India has managed to reach the finals of the tournament, and the side would be playing in front of more than 80,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
When in Melbourne, arrive in style to see the mighty battle between our girls and the host team #INDvAUS #tourismaustralia#visitaustralia #visitvictoria #ICC #GirlsCanDoAnything #WomensDay2020 pic.twitter.com/74FrEnQGKi
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) March 8, 2020
Defeating them in the group-stage was one task, but outclassing them in the finals would be a totally different thing. Katy Perry starts her rehearsal for the performance in the Melbourne.
— ً (@celestialet) March 8, 2020