In the 6th match of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, Pakistan lost to Australia by 7 wickets. Batting first, Pakistan had scored 190 runs. Effortlessly, Australia chased it down in 35 overs. Earlier, India defeated Pakistan on Sunday. The Women in green were outplayed by the Indian team as their batting failed terribly. However Pakistan lost the match, a cute moment left everyone touched. When skipper Maroof was batting, she was too good with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 78. As Bismah Maroof completed her fifty, she celebrated it and dedicated it to her 6-month-old daughter.
The major positive for the Pakistan team was the skipper’s sensational knock. The left-handed batter came to the crease at number 3 and had single-handedly taken the game ahead. However, she didn’t get enough support as wickets kept falling. But, Maroof didn’t let guards down. She went on to score 78 runs staying not out. Only when Aliya Riaz came to the crease, a long partnership was established. After reaching a landmark of 50 runs, Bismah raised her bat towards the spectators. Later, she kept her bat aside and did a special cradle celebration for her 6-month-old daughter. Her little doll was in the stands with her grandmother, witnessing the match. The video went viral as this heartwarming moment.
Watch Bismah Maroof dedicate fifty to 6-month-old daughter
Earlier, the Indian cricketers were seen playing with Bismah’s daughter after the match on Sunday. The pictures left fans exhilarated to see the teams bonding this way despite the rivalry in the game. Moreover, many cricketers have lauded Bismah Mahroof for getting back to the game soon after having a kid. The way she was been handling both her family and professional life is exceptional. She is also leading the national team in World Cup 2022, being the captain. Recently, Smriti Mandhana had acknowledged and praised Maroof’s dedication towards the sport and her country.
“Coming back post pregnancy in 6 months and playing international cricket is so inspiring. Bismah Maroof is setting an example for sportswomen scross the globe. Lots of love to baby Fatima from India and I hope she picks up the bat jut like you bcoz lefties are special.”Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana