Sophie Devine heaped praises on Harmanpreet Kaur at press conference

New Zealand’s all-rounder Sophie Devine revealed an interesting fact in the post-match conference of first match of Women’s T20 Challenge held recently.

Talking about Harmanpreet Kaur’s heroics, Devine said, “Me and Lea Tahuhu, when we saw the team lists, [went like] ‘it’s nice to have her on our team finally’. We’ve got nightmares of her just smashing us all around the park and knocking us out of the World Cup. She’s a fantastic player and it’s awesome to be on her side [and not bowling to her].”

“To make 30 off the last three overs on a pitch that was a little bit tricky was asking a bit too much. But, Harmanpreet can do those sort of things and she took us very close to what could have been a great win”, she added as Supernovas had lost the match by just 2 runs.

Earlier in the match, Harmanpreet went beserk on the experienced Jhulan Goswami in the final over and smashed 3 boundaries in first 4 balls. Needed 7 off last 2 balls, Harmanpreet smashed another boundary on the next ball which landed millimetres inside the boundary rope and that means 3 runs were needed off the last ball. Harmanpreet failed to connect the final ball which means her super human effort fell short by just 2 runs.

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Kanika Parineeta

‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.

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