“It’s Ee Sala Cup Namdu”: RCB Skipper Smriti Mandhana’s Emotional Remark After WPL 2024 Title Win

Mar18,2024



Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Smriti Mandhana said that after failing to win the Women's Premier League last year, they got solid support from the management, which helped them a lot in winning the title on Sunday. He said the 2023 campaign “taught us a lot” as his team defeated Delhi Capitals by eight wickets to win the title here. With this, the enthusiastic group of RCB managed to achieve what their men's team could not do in 16 years, and Mandhana thanked her loyal fans for always supporting the team. “Last year taught us a lot of things, as a player, as a captain and as a team. The management, the way they supported me during the post-season review… they did a lot. and have received a lot of appreciation.” Them), “Mandhana said in the presentation.

On the title win, she said, “The emotion is not over yet, maybe it will take time. It is difficult for me to come out with a lot of emotion. The only thing I want to say is that I am proud of this group. “

“We've gone through ups and downs, but they've stuck to it, and the way we crossed the line (tonight) was amazing. Our Bengaluru leg was really good. We got two (in Delhi) Had to face a tough defeat. That's what we talked about.

“The last league match was like quarters, then semis and then finals. In such tournaments you have to peak at the right time.” The spin duo of Shreyanka Patil (4/12) and Sophie Molineux (3/20) helped RCB bowl out DC for 113, and then, charismatic captain Mandhana (31), Sophie Devine (32) and Ellyse Perry (35 not out) helped. He was sent home with three balls to spare.

Royal Challengers scored 115 runs for two wickets in 19.3 overs, which was a much easier win than that difficult looking final over.

“It's amazing for them (the management) to get this trophy. I'm not the only one who has won the trophy, the team has won. For RCB as a franchise to win is really, really special,” Mandhana said. ” Specific.

“This win is definitely probably one of the top five. The World Cup (win) will top it. I have a message for all the RCB fans, the most loyal fan base. Nothing would have been possible without their support. .Ee Saala Cup Namde (This time the Cup will be ours) always comes, and now I just want to say Ee Saala Cup Namde (This time the Cup will be ours).” Meg Lanning-led DC will regret missing the chance to improve on their runner-up position from WPL 2023, but admitted that her team lost on the day.

Lanning said, “It's disappointing not to get it done tonight. We played some good cricket throughout the tournament. But it was just about not playing well that day. Congratulations to RCB, they outclassed us. But we're proud of our efforts.” It is possible.” On his batting collapse he said, “It all happened relatively quickly, as it happens. Strange things happen, and every game has been very close. You can never relax and think that it is under control because there are so many good teams.

“They (RCB) deserved to win.”

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