Harmanpreet Kaur explains how she played a match-winning knock against Delhi Capitals in WPL opener

Harmanpreet Kaur in WPL action

indian women Team captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who is currently on duty, leading the Mumbai Indians Women in Season 2 of the Women’s Premier League, which began last night with a clash between the reigning champions and last season’s runners-up – Meg Lanning . Capitals of Delhi Women. Harmanpreet produced a splendid player in the match-winning knock last night at Chinnaswamy and gave full credit to one of his coaches from the early days.

Harmanpreet Kaur was coming off back-to-back losses in the ODI and T20I series against Alyssa Healy’s Australia, who came for an all-format tour last month. The two cricketing giants played a one-off Test followed by a 3-match ODI and T20I series where the hosts could only claim the red-ball contest before suffering an ODI whitewash and losing the T20 series 2-1.

Mental Toll Australia Series

It had taken a toll on Harmanpreet’s mental health as he went through a poor patch of form and struggled to score runs during the month-long series. The right-handed batsmen accumulated only 9 runs in WDOI, 17 in WT20I and none in the Test match.

The pressure had increased so much that Harmanpreet Kaur was even thinking of taking a possible break from all cricket activities and focusing solely on her mental well-being. But last night against the Delhi Capitals, Harman was perhaps at his best and didn’t look like he was going through a rough patch.

Disappointed with the way the national team under her captaincy succumbed once again to the mighty Australians, it was one of her coaches in the past who plucked Harman from the shadows, took her to practice sessions, gave her energy and trust. that after every dark tunnel there is a bright light.

While receiving the player of the match award last night in Bengaluru for her 55 off 34, Harmanpreet Kaur would need her coach’s help as a key driving force behind her comeback.

“After the Australia series, I wasn’t feeling good. It made me practice a lot and gave me energy. “I wanted to take a break and feel good mentally.” – Harmanpreet said through Jio Cinema after the match.

Thanks to their batting exploits, Mumbai Indians Women clinched a thrilling victory in the last ball. The decisive 19th over, bowled by all-rounder Alice Capsey, produced everything fans did not expect as she picked up the wickets of Pooja Vastrakar (first ball) and Harmanpreet Kaur (fifth ball) before Sajeevan Sajana hit a six off the last ball . to chase a target of 172 and claim a 4-wicket win.

Going deeper into the game was the game plan for Harmanpreet Kaur’s MI Women’s

Talking about last night’s exciting win, Harmanpreet revealed that MI Women’s game plan was to take the game as deep as possible and praised Sajeevan Sajana for his six-hitting prowess that he displayed last night at the M. Chinnaswamy.

“We thought if we go deeper into the game, we can win it. Sajana has been smashing sixes during the practice sessions and showed what she is capable of. We had depth in our batting and thanks to Sajana, I am here.” – concluded Harmanpreet Kaur.