During their debut appearance at the Asian Games women’s cricket tournament, the Indian team showcased exceptional performance. Led by an outstanding spell from Titas Sadhu and impressive spin bowling courtesy of Deepti Sharma and Devika Vaidya, India successfully defended a total score of 117, ultimately securing the coveted gold medal.

In the championship match against Sri Lanka, the Women in Blue emerged triumphant with a 19-run margin. Smriti Mandhana, the vice-captain of the Indian team, expressed her elation at this prestigious achievement, describing it as an immensely special moment for both herself and the entire team.

Speaking at an event in Ahmedabad, Mandhana shared her emotions, stating, “When we clinched the gold medal, it was a truly wonderful moment for all of us. It holds particular significance for women’s cricket in India. Witnessing our flag raised and hearing our national anthem played there was an unforgettable experience. It was a dream come true, and I was deeply moved. I’m delighted that we could contribute to our nation’s medal tally.”

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Upon her return to Mumbai from China, Mandhana received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from fans and family members at the airport. The star batter’s exceptional performance garnered immense admiration and support from cricket enthusiasts across the country.