Virender Sehwag Meets India Women's Cricket Team Stars, Shares Picture On Twitter

Updated: 05 August 2017 15:12 IST

Virender Sehwag shared a picture on social media with India's women cricket stars who made the nation proud by reaching the finals of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 last month.

Virender Sehwag Meets India Women
Virender Sehwag met women's cricket team © Twitter

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag, a day after revealing his 'hidden batting partner', shared a picture on social media with India's women cricket stars who made the nation proud by reaching the final of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 last month. The Mithali Raj-led Indian team had a stupendous run in the eight-team tournament and had come very close to winning the tournament for the first time but they lost to England by just nine runs. Sehwag, who has his own way of celebrating landmarks and significant days, took to Twitter and shared an image of his meeting with Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Raut and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Viru captioned it: "What a joy and pleasure to meet these wonderful girls who make us so proud."

Star India cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who smashed a career-best 171 off 115 balls in the semi-finals against Australia, thanked her idol for hosting them. She wrote," Thank You @virendersehwag Paaji for hosting us, It was our pleasure to Entertain the Entertainer."

After a stellar World Cup show, wishes and rewards have been pouring in for the World Cup finalists. Telangana Badminton Association vice president, V Chamundeswaranath awarded a BMW car to India women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj for becoming the highest run-getter in the women's ODIs. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of the Indian women's cricket team who are employed with the Indian Railways.

The Indian cricket board (BCCI), too, announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each and Rs 25 lakh each for the support staff of the Mithali Raj-led side.

Harmanpreet was offered the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for her superb show in the tournament by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also declared a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for all of them.

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Topics : India Cricket Team India Women Harmanpreet Kaur Jhulan Goswami Veda Krishnamurthy Ekta Bisht Poonam Yadav Poonam Raut Rajeshwari Gayakwad ICC Women's World Cup Cricket Virender Sehwag
Highlights
  • Sehwag met Indian women's cricket team on Friday
  • He shared the image on Twitter
  • Indian team reached Women's World Cup finals last month
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