Virender Sehwag takes a dig at Pakistan women's cricket team

India Women defeated arch-rivals yesterday to claim their sixth Asia Cup T20 title

Sports Desk December 05, 2016
Sehwag posted his thought on Twitter. PHOTO: AFP

Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag took a dig at Pakistan’s defeat on Sunday’s Women’s Asia Cup T20 final to India.

India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs in Bangkok, Thailand to claim their sixth title in the tournament.

Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, Sehwag posted, “Congratulations girls on beating Pakistan in the Women’s Asia Cup. The girls played really well. No ‘mauka’ for the opposition.”

Women’s Asia Cup T20: India beat Pakistan by 17 runs in final

Sehwag referred to the iconic ‘mauka’ advertisement which became famous during the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The commercial demonstrated Pakistan’s inability to beat India in World Cup matches, and it soon became viral with different versions of it flocking the internet.

Women’s Asia Cup T20: Test of nerves as Pakistan, India clash in final

Yesterday’s victory was the second time India got the better of Pakistan in the competition, having beaten them earlier by five wickets in the group stages.

Opting to bat first in the final, India posted a total for 121 for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Opener Mithali Raj remained unbeaten on 73 off 65 deliveries, while Jhulan Goswami (17) was the only other Indian player to reach double figures.

For Pakistan, Anam Amin claimed two wickets, whereas Sana Mir and Sadia Yousuf gained one scalp each.

In response, Pakistan made 104 for six wickets as captain Bismah Maroof top-scored for the team with a knock of 25 off 26 balls. Openers Ayesha Zafar and Javeria Khan made 15 and 22 respectively.

Ekta Bisht claimed two wickets for India with all other bowlers receiving one wicket apiece.


Fredrick Correa | 4 years ago | Reply It was a close match. Getting defeated just by 17 runs shows that Pakistan women fought well. In a final match, one has to win and the other has to lose. While there is joy in winning, there is no shame I losing, if the match is played in true spirit. Let us learn to appreciate true talent, irrespective of which country they represent.
vijesh | 4 years ago | Reply // Don’t need people like you to speak for Pakistani women who are far more accomplished than Indian women.// Just in your dreams. Compare the sports achievements of Indian and pakistani women you will get clear cut answer.
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