Indian spinner Radha Yadav admitted that she had trouble making peace with her team’s defeat in the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final, but uses fear as motivation to get better.
Radha Yadav In T20WC
India was relentless during much of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, defeating all teams in the group stage, including tournament favorites and hosts Australia. But in the final, they suffered a heavy loss of 85 runs when the team led by Meg Lanning struck back on a crowded Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Radha Yadav still hurts more than a month after that day. “Before the final, I was so focused on winning… that the loss hurt. It is not easy for me to forget this day. Personally, I don’t like losing and I need time to recover, ”she said in an interview.
“I have never seen a video of this finale, not even my bowling. I even avoid the photos, even though they keep appearing on Instagram, especially the trophy. It still hurts when I think about it hit me deeply. “
As the last game India played around the world prior to the global pandemic ban, it was particularly difficult to forget the game. But Radha uses the memories as motivation.
“We are at home now and it continues in my head. If I had at least played or practiced it would have been easier for me to get over it. ” She said. “It is not a good thing, but it is also a motivation for me. It makes me work harder and I think about this ultimate loss as I train to win it next time.”
But not all memories of the Australia tour were ruined by this unfortunate achievement, and the Indian team can look back positively on the total time spent there. “There are many positive aspects from Australia.
The biggest problem was the team atmosphere. Nobody is treated like a senior or a junior, everyone knows their responsibilities both as an individual and as a team. Everyone enjoys their own process, plays their role and supports each other. This kind of team atmosphere makes a big difference, ”she said.