As the Indian women gear up for the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Women's World Twenty20 on the Caribbean islands, men's team captain Virat Kohli has wished the “Women in Blue”.

"I am super proud of our girls wearing our colours and playing their hearts out. Representing your country and wearing this jersey is a proud moment. This jersey doesn't care who you are, where you come from and what your gender is. Hold up your arm in support of Team India in West Indies," said Kohli, further nominating cricketer Rishabh Pant, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri and badminton star Saina Nehwal join him in this cause.

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"To kick-start this, I am going to nominate Sunil Chhetri, Rishabh Pant and Saina Nehwal to join in and start this movement," Kohli concluded.

On Thursday, India stormed into the last-four stage after defeating Ireland by 52 runs in Group B. This is for the first time since 2010 that India have entered the semi-finals. So far, they are unbeaten in the tournament, winning all three matches. Earlier, India had beaten New Zealand and Pakistan.