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Anjum Chopra Comforts Harmanpreet Kaur After India's T20 World Cup Loss

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By Simran Arora
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As India's skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's team narrowly fell to Australia in the semi-final of the current Women's T20 World Cup on Thursday, she was devastated.

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The current Women's T20 World Cup's India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was devastated after her team fell to Australia in the semi-final on Thursday. The match's talking point was Harmanpreet's strange run out, which ended up being a game-changer. Harmanpreet, who was visibly upset at the post-match presentation, concealed her tears behind her spectacles. Anjum Chopra, a former India player, had to comfort her after that and then hugged Harmanpreet. Anjum said that she was merely attempting to "lessen the sadness" when questioned about the event and her gesture towards Harmanpreet.

"Since it's all I can offer the captain from the outside, my goal was to show him some compassion." We both had emotions at the time. India has frequently advanced to the semifinals and lost. I have seen Harmanpreet bat in the same manner before. I have witnessed her struggling for her health and injuries. She might not have even played today, but because she was Harmanpreet Kaur and this was a World Cup semifinal, "Anjum" said in a video posted by the ICC.

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"She is not the one who goes backward; rather, she will move forward before going backward. She already done that. She was able to put herself in a position where she could play today before the game began. She spent 20 overs running around the field before reviving India's hopes while batting. Jemimah Rodrigues undoubtedly contributed as well. I can sympathise with Harmanpreet Kaur's situation. With her, it was a player-to-player interaction. I only wanted to minimise her pain "Said she.

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In the final, Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney scored 54 and 49* runs, respectively, to help Australia achieve an enormous total of 172/4 in 20 overs.

A ray of hope was provided for Team India by Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues after they lost three wickets in four overs later on.

India ultimately lost by five runs, and Australia advanced to their eighth consecutive Women's T20 World Cup final.

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