Compatriots and competitors – women and men – get on Twitter to congratulate Meg Lanning’s Australians, now four-time champions of the ICC Women’s World T20.
It was an outstanding performance from the Australians all right, as they first bowled England out for 105 and then got to the target with 4.5 overs and eight wickets in hand.
Among the first to send out their congratulatory messages were members of the Australian men’s team – present and past – including Mitchell Starc, Player of the Tournament Alyssa Healy’s partner.
Congrats to the Australian women’s cricket team on a tremendous victory beating England in the final and winning the T20 World Cup - awesome stuff ! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 25, 2018
Congrats to the @SouthernStars !— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) November 25, 2018
Played great cricket all tournament.
Champions!! Brilliant tournament all-round, massive congratulations! https://t.co/L2n6oCUV8w— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) November 25, 2018
There were words of praise from a legendary English cricketer too …
Huge congrats @SouthernStars. Calm & focused Lanning at the helm in the chase and truly deserved the win. Lots to be proud of for @englandcricket still and great to see youngsters standing up at different times during the tournament. #WWT20— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 25, 2018
… and from opponents in Asia.
Congratulations to Australia for winning the T20 World Cup 2018 👏 pic.twitter.com/wvtu4zrMv3— Sripali Weerakkody (@SriW07) November 25, 2018