Never thought people will stand in lines to buy tickets for a women’s match: Sune Luus ahead of T20 WC Final
South Africa captain Sune Luus gave a power pre-match press conference ahead of their T20 World Cup final vs Australia. The captain said that she never thought that people will be standing in lines to watch a women’s game in SA.
South African team celebrate their semi-final win against England. (Reuters Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: South Africa captain Sune Luus has reacted in joy and disbelief that people have been standing in queues to buy tickets for the Women’s T20 World Cup Final, set to be played between SA and Australia on Sunday, 26 February. The hosts – South Africa reached their first-ever senior summit clash in any ICC World Cup, after defeating England in the semi-finals of the tournament. Luus, speaking ahead of the final said that she would not put it into words the support her team has received from the country.
“Yeah, I think that’s a feeling you can’t really put into words. I think it’s something we never thought would happen in our country, you know people standing in queues to buy tickets for a women’s cricket match,” Luus said ahead of the game.
The all-rounder hoped that this World Cup would propel people to come to the women’s matches in general.
“I think that’s, just where we are as a country at the moment and that’s where you know the women’s sport is growing to and I think it’s something very very special, and I’m hoping you know once this World Cup is finished and we play normal series and normal matches in South Africa, the crowd won’t be any different, and the vibe and the positive energies will be the same,” Luus said.
The captain spoke about the popularity of the women’s game in the world and said that the people who are still not taking women’s cricket seriously are at a humongous loss.
“I think there’s a lot of good things that’s already come out of this World Cup in this country. I think if you don’t take women’s cricket seriously now, then I guess there’s no hope for whoever you are. So I think you kind of have to get on the train of women’s cricket or I don’t know, go play soccer or something,” Luus.
The final clash of the tournament will be played in Cape Town, on Sunday.