The Indian women's cricket team reached its maiden T20 World Cup final on Thursday after their semifinal match against England was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Team India had a better record than England in the group stages, which secured the side's path to the final.
The Indian team was undefeated throughout the group stages, registering victories in all the four matches against Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now take on either Australia or South Africa in the final of the tournament.
Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli, meanwhile, took to Twitter to congratulate the side on reaching the final. He wrote, "Congratulations to the Indian Women's team on qualifying for the @T20WorldCup final. We are proud of you girls and wish you all the luck for the finals. @BCCIWomen."
Former India women's team captain, Mithali Raj also congratulated the Indian team. "As an indian I am absolutely thrilled india has made it to the finals . But as a cricketer I feel for the English girls . I’d never want to find myself or my team in that situation. But the rules are such and it is what it is. Congratulations girls.This is big," she wrote.
Virender Sehwag also congratulated the women's team on a fantastic campaign so far. "Would have loved seeing the semi-finals but Indra Devta ke aage kaun jeet sakta hai. Mehnat ka parinaam achha milta hai. A reward for Winning all the matches in the group stage. Congratulations @BCCIWomen and wishing you glory this Sunday #T20WorldCup."
VVS Laxman, meanwhile, wrote, "Would have been great to see the match, but many congratulations to @BCCIWomen for making it to the finals of the #T20WorldCup . A reward for winning 4 out of 4 in the group stages. Wishing the girls the very best for the finals on #WomensDay."
The final will be played on March 8.