Indian Women's Cricket Team Joins Dance Trend
The Indian Women's cricket team is currently on a tour of South Africa for a T20I Tri-Series in preparation for the upcoming Women's T20 World Cup. During their preparation, the women cricketers took some time to hop on to the 'Tum Tum' dance trend.
The 'Tum Tum' dance trend is the latest dance challenge to sweep social media. The trend involves the official soundtrack of the 2021 film ‘Enemy’ and a quirky dance. In the video, cricketers, including Jemimah Rodrigues could be seen dancing to the song.
The video was posted on Instagram by Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians (which recently bought a team in the BCCI-backed Women's Premier League) with the caption "Slaying the trend." The post quickly went viral and currently has over two hundred thousand likes.
This dancing video is not the first time female cricketers were caught on camera dancing. Following their Inaugural ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup victory, some team members were caught celebrating the win by grooving with the tunes of the trending 'Kala Chashma' song.
One journalist shared the footage of the victory dance on Twitter with the caption, “Bring on the Kala Chashma as the world champions dance!! What a day for the Indian Cricket! Brilliant!” So far, the post has gained over twenty thousand likes.
Harmanpreet Kaur's Statement on World Cup Preparation
Recently, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stated how the team's recent and historical victory has improved morale and added inspiration:
"The Under-19 team's victory provides added inspiration. Winning any world title is huge and one will always remember this one since it was the inaugural edition of the championship. I congratulate the team for the historic victory and hope we can emulate them in the senior event," she wrote.
The 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the eighth edition of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup tournament. In previous T20 World Cups, India has never won a world title at the senior level. Out of the seven previous World Cups, India had reached only reached the finals thrice.
When talking about the players that would participate in the upcoming World Cup, Kaur wrote, "We have senior players as well as young guns like Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh, who are fresh from the Indian team's victory at the Under-19 World Cup, play an attractive brand of cricket and now also have enough experience of top-class cricket."
The 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in South Africa from 10 to 26 February 2023. Australia is the current defending champion, and they will play against New Zealand on February 12 for their first match.
Playing the opening match of the tournament are Sri Lanka and South Africa. India’s first match in the tournament will be against Pakistan on February 12.
Before the World Cup, the teams will have warm-up matches. The warm-up matches will be on February 6 and 8. For the first day of the warm-up matches, India will be playing against Australia.