Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag expressed disappointment over the Indian women’s cricket team’s early exit from the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. The team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, failed to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament, losing two of their three group stage matches.
Sehwag, who is known for his aggressive batting style, took to social media to express his disappointment. “It’s disappointing to see the Indian women’s cricket team exit from the T20 World Cup so early. We had high hopes from this talented squad, but unfortunately, they couldn’t perform up to their potential,” he tweeted.
The former opener also pointed out the need for better planning and execution in the future. “It’s important for the team management to identify the areas of improvement and work on them ahead of future tournaments. We need to plan better and execute our plans effectively if we want to compete with the best teams in the world,” Sehwag wrote.
The Indian team had a promising start to the tournament, winning their opening match against South Africa by eight wickets. However, they lost their next two matches to Australia and England, ending their campaign on a disappointing note.
Sehwag, who has been a vocal supporter of women’s cricket in India, also urged the authorities to invest more in the development of the sport. “We need to invest more in the infrastructure and training facilities for women’s cricket in the country. The talent is there, but we need to provide them with the right resources and opportunities to hone their skills,” he said.