New Delhi. The Indian women’s cricket team has been eliminated from the tournament after losing in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup. Team India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, was defeated by defending champions Australia (IND vs AUS) by 5 runs in a thrilling match. Seeing the manner in which Harmanpreet was run out in the do or die match, former England captain Nasser Hussain compared her to a school girl. After the match, the Indian captain gave a befitting reply to Nasir Hussain. Harmanpreet scored the highest 52 runs for India in this match.
Actually, as long as Harmanpreet Kaur was present at the crease, everything was going well for India. India needed 41 runs in 33 balls at one time and had 6 wickets left. Then Harmanpreet and wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh were at the crease. Harmanpreet Kaur played a sweep show on the fourth ball of the 15th over of the Indian innings. Harman and Richa took one run easily. But during the second run, his bat got stuck on the ground and he could not reach the crease. Without wasting the opportunity, Kangaroo wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy dropped the bails by then. Harman had to return to the pavilion with a heavy heart.
‘It was unfortunate’
Seeing Harmanpreet Kaur getting out like this, Nasir Hussain, who is commenting at present, called it a school girl’s mistake. When Harmanpreet came to the press conference after the match, she was questioned about Nasir Hussain. Harman was surprised to hear this about himself. Controlling himself, he said, ‘I don’t know what he has said. But I want to tell that sometimes it happens. I have seen this many times in cricket. Batter’s bat sometimes gets stuck on the ground while taking runs. It was unfortunate. I don’t think it was a mistake like school girl. We are mature and we have experience of playing at international level.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 24, 2023, 08:14 IST