Kapil Dev bowled over by Indian women's cricket team
"In India, fewer girls get the chance to play. This makes the Indian team's efforts even more impressive," he said.
Among their many admirers is former Indian skipper, Kapil Dev. He lauded not just their team effort but the inspiration that they have become. "Hats off to them for playing so well, despite the minimum resources they have. Think of how many girls will start playing the sport after this. Girls must come to the field, no matter which sport," he said, The World Cup-winning captain had some advice for the women in blue. "These girls should play with a frame of mind that they want to win. I confess I did not see many of their matches, but whatever I saw, I was impressed," he said, adding that since women around the world have more exposure, it gives them a slight edge.
"In Australia, in England, every woman wants to play, but in India, and even Pakistan and Sri Lanka, fewer girls get the chance. This makes the Indian team's efforts even more impressive," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Indian women's cricket team (Image: PTI)