« The Indian Women’s Cricket Team addressed their historic gold medal win at the Asian Games during a press conference held at the Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field on Monday.
Despite the challenges posed by the batting pitch, the team secured victory by defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs, with Titas Sadhu emerging as the star player.
The gold medal win has boosted the confidence of the Indian women’s cricket team, with Jemimah Jessica Rodrigues, a team member, remarking, « This win gives us a lot of confidence. If we can win a gold here, we can also win the World Cup, Commonwealth, and Olympics. »
Coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar expressed his satisfaction and praised the team’s performance. « It was very happy to win the final. I think my team played very well. Everything went according to plan. »
While cricket has been a part of the Quadrennial Games for over 70 years, it only joined the program in 2010, in Guangzhou, China. Although it briefly returned in 2014 in Incheon, South Korea, cricket was omitted from the 2018 Jakarta Games. »