Sports presenter Mayanti Langer, who faced criticism for her attire during the World Cup semi-final clash between India and New Zealand, has responded with grace and wit ahead of the much-anticipated final showdown between India and Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
As Mayanti graced the television screens for the semi-final, trolls targeted her attire, even resorting to sharing edited pictures with cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar. Unfazed by the online negativity, Mayanti addressed the trolls on X (formerly Twitter), sarcastically acknowledging their ‘genuine concern’ about budgets and announcing her readiness for the final with a playful twist, stating, “Fear not, we can afford a full suit for the Final.”
In the semi-final, Mayanti had sported a blazer and a skirt, triggering social media backlash. However, on the eve of the World Cup final, she shut down the critics by sharing a picture of herself elegantly dressed in a suit, showcasing her resilience and style.
So moved by your genuine concern regarding budgets. Concerns that have me tagged in innumerable posts, my family and friends being inundated by images, some altered perhaps to play down the atrocity of a Blazer dress Fear not, we can afford a full suit for the Final pic.twitter.com/cCNv32iqTq
— Mayanti Langer Binny (@MayantiLanger_B) November 18, 2023
Having embarked on her broadcasting journey in 2007, Mayanti Langer has risen to prominence as one of the most respected faces in sports television. Her response to the trolls reflects not only her confidence but also her ability to navigate challenges with grace.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s final, where India will face Australia at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the stage is set for a riveting contest reminiscent of the 2003 Cricket World Cup summit clash. India, following a convincing 70-run victory over New Zealand in the semi-final at Mumbai, is vying for its third World Cup title, seeking redemption for the 2003 defeat against Australia in South Africa.
Australia, with a hard-fought three-wicket win against South Africa in the second semi-final at Kolkata, enters its eighth World Cup final, having previously claimed victory in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. The final promises to be a battle of cricketing titans, and fans eagerly await the outcome of this thrilling encounter.