Filmmaker and actor Rahul Bose hails India Rugby Team for winning big at Asia Women’s Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship. An awe-inspiring feat by a team formed barely a year ago, India, with its 15-member women’s rugby team, registered its first international victory.
Rahul Bose took to his social media profile and praised the girls for bagging an International win. He tweeted, “This is the most heartening news to read! Well done #TeamIndia women! You always had it in you! Let nothing stop you. We will do everything possible to help you onward and upward! @asiarugby”
In a hotly-contested match versus higher-ranked Singapore in the Asia Women’s Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship fixture at Manila on June 22, India emerged victorious with a 21-19 score, thanks to a sublime final penalty converted by the team’s 19-year-old scrum-half Sumitra Nayak.
A video of a member of the staff congratulating (and consoling) a player who had dissolved into happy tears has now gone viral. India’s victory comes after a narrow defeat of 32-27 in the hands of the Philippines last week. The Asia Women’s tournament acts as one of the qualifying rounds for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021, reported Asiaville.
The win ensures a bronze for India. China won gold with an incredible 68-0 victory over hosts Philippines in what could only be called a one-sided final. Rahul Bose recently directed a film titled Poorna, which is a biographical adventure film, based on Malavath Poorna, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest.