South African cricketer Laura Wolvaardt did something that made people laugh during the post-match press conference on Tuesday, February 21. In the last group match of the Women's 20-20 World Cup, South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 10 wickets to enter the semi-finals. South African opener Wolvaardt was named as player of the match and spoke to the media after the match.
While talking to the media, something happened that no one had imagined. A journalist asked his question through Zoom call and the South African cricketer tried to answer it, but could not see the journalist. Wolvaardt was seen searching for that journalist in the press conference and the confusion was clearly visible on her face.
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When asked by the journalist, if he was audible, Wolvaardt replied: "I just don't know where you are." after which she was told that the journalist had questioned her through the zoom call in the press conference, after which she was seen laughing.
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Talking about the match, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. But the decision proved wrong as they were bundled out for just 113 runs. Bangladesh lost both their opener within the powerplay. However, skipper Nigar Sultana and Sobhana Mostary steadied the ship and stitched a 33-run stand for the third wicket, but that came off 37 deliveries, which increased the pressure on both batters and they couldn’t switch the gears.
South African skipper Marizanne Kapp and Ayabonga Khaka picked up 2 wickets each. Coming to chase the target, the South African openers Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits got off to a very slow start and survived some chances. They made full use of the given chances as both batters smashed half-centuries and managed to scale the total down without losing a wicket.
Wolvaardt scored 66 runs off 56 balls, which included 7 fours and 1 six, while Brits scored 50 runs off 51 deliveries. She smashed 4 boundaries during her innings. With this win, the host nation are still alive and will meet England in the semifinal.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Soch rhi Mr India kha se aagya 😂— Vinay Tiwari (@VinayTi65700914) February 22, 2023
Cute toh hai 😜😍— Aks 🇮🇳 (@aishwarysinha03) February 22, 2023
Cameraman too zoomed in😄— Abhishek Kala (@IndAbhishekKala) February 23, 2023
Scenes in the dressing room pic.twitter.com/fkddnIzqnG— Laksh Sind (@LakshSind) February 22, 2023
Those expressions on face 😅🤣, like she's searching for Mr. India— Akshay Badigannavar (@ABadigannavar) February 22, 2023
This South African cricketer Laura Wolvaardt be like: pic.twitter.com/L0MQ9oMep0— Samarth (@sammy7997) February 22, 2023