It feels really good to contribute to India’s medal tally because we as cricketers don’t get to do that very often. Of course, the Commonwealth Games (Birmingham 2022) was special too. Just being part of the entire Indian contingent is different.
Mandhana also added that if cricket is included in the Olympic Games program, they will look forward to it as much as the World Cup.
There is a possibility that cricket will be included in the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028. And Mandhana has endorsed the idea.
As cricketers, we watch a lot of Olympic sports and follow all the athletes who win medals for us (India). Today we were able to feel it a little bit when the national anthem was played and it was a special moment because we don’t get to experience that very often despite being athletes. It would be great if this (cricket at the Olympics) happensBecause we would be looking forward to it as much as the World Cup. she said.
Before Monday’s final, it was Mandhana who led the Indian team in the quarterfinals and semifinals, while regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur was serving a suspension for her conduct at the end of the series against Bangladesh, which India played in July.