‘Dhanyavaad’ – Ellyse Perry shares gratitude after inaugural WPL
By SMCS - Mar 28, 2023 12:50 pm
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The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 has ended with Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians winning the title after defeating Delhi Capitals in the summit clash of the tournament. However, despite the tournament being a massive success for Mumbai Indians, the same was not the case for Royal Challengers Bangalore women. RCB had a terrible inaugural season despite putting together a strong side. They have many big names like Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine, and Richa Ghosh, among others in their squad.

Ellyse Perry
Australian all-rounder and star performer Ellyse Perry

However, after the end of the tournament, star batter Ellyse Perry took to Instagram to share a picture of RCB’s celebrations on the day of Holi. She shared the post to express her gratitude towards the franchise, thanking them for the opportunity to participate in the inaugural edition of the tournament.

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“So many experiences and memories jammed in to a such a short period of time! Thanks @royalchallengersbangalore for the chance to be apart of it all. Dhanyavaad,” Perry said in the post’s caption.


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Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore women had a poor season in the WPL 2023 despite having some of the strongest players in the team as was opined by many at the start of the tournament as well. However, it soon became clear that the star-studded playing XI was struggling to contribute to the conditions as well.

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After their last league game, Smriti Mandhana said: “We tried to fight. Kanika bowled well. One of those days as a fielder when which of the ball goes in the air comes to you. We were below par today. We have a great team. We have a balanced team. Won’t say we don’t have a great team because we haven’t done well. We had some amazing players. The first four-five games didn’t go our way. My personal form wasn’t great. We didn’t get great starts. Sometimes things don’t go as you have planned. We will come back stronger next season. We have found some amazing youngsters in Shreyanka and Kanika. They have been fearless. Was pleasing to see as a skipper. Asha bowled very well too.”