Thailand have never been in a cricket World Cup of any kind before. When they beat Papua New Guinea in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup Qualifier, history was made.
Deserved praise came in from around the cricketing world.
Amazing!! Congratulations— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) September 5, 2019
Congratulations, Thailand - a historical moment in cricket— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) September 5, 2019
It is an underdog story in the truest sense of the term.
12 years ago a group of recently converted softball players came last in an Asian women's cricket tournament. Today, they have made history; they have qualified for their country's first #T20WorldCup. A credit to their local development programs. Simply amazing @ThailandCricket pic.twitter.com/XbmhA3xJJO— Tim Cutler (@timcutler) September 5, 2019
Yes, you are, ladies!
Thailand's journey to the T20 World Cup is an inspiration for Associate nations, as women cricketers from Hong Kong and Scotland were quick to point out.
Amazing! Huge congratulations to the Thailand players, coaches and support staff. Their work ethic and togetherness has made them a forceful unit. We can learn a lot from this win! Amazing @T20WorldCup @ThailandCricket https://t.co/yR8dliE8QC— Olivia Rae (@ollierae14) September 5, 2019