Though the Women in Blue might not have brought home a trophy but returned with way more than that! They brought home a new found, long awaited & well-deserved interest in the women’s matches.

The ICC Women’s World Cup, 2017 tournament had its fair share of individual brilliance, clinical team-work, and top-notch cricket. Reaching the finals was proof of how the team exceeded the expectations that the audience till now had of them, now they have just raised the bar higher! And we will see them cross that very soon as well.

With an unbelievable start to the tournament, beating eventual champions England in the opener and then attaining three more wins before going down to Australia and South Africa. Mithali Raj’s fans on Twitter mounted to 155,000 from 7000, Smriti Mandhana has fan clubs dedicated to her on social media. Jhulan Goswami’s thrilling delivery to dismiss Australia captain in the semi-final will be replayed thousands of times in time to come in highlights reels.

On the other hand, Hotstar recorded a peak concurrency of 1.9 million simultaneous viewers for the final! Infinite congratulatory and encouraging messages poured in from the fans, Bollywood celebs and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The biggest contribution of the current women’s cricket team is bringing women’s cricket into the national conversation. They offer a compelling reason to turn up at stadiums or switch on TV sets to watch them play in 2021 and lift the Cup. Go, girls!