India’s cricket captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, made headlines for her heated conduct during the third and final Women’s ODI against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. In the 34th over of India’s innings, Harmanpreet attempted a sweep shot against Nahida Akter, but the ball seemed to miss the bat and hit her pads before lobbing off towards slip.
Bangladesh players appealed for LBW, and the umpire ruled her out. Frustrated by the decision, Harmanpreet Kaur smashed the stumps with her bat and gestured towards the umpire as she walked back to the pavilion. The Women’s ODI series between India and Bangladesh is currently tied at 1-1.
Bangladesh won the first match by 40 runs (DLS method), while India secured a victory of 108 runs in the second match. The winner of the third ODI will claim the 50-over series with a 2-1 scoreline. Prior to this ODI series, India had already defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in the WT20I series.
— Women’s Cricket Lover (@WomensCricLover) July 22, 2023
Rude behaviour from Indian Cricket Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Pathetic to see hitting the stumps with the bat and gesturing with the umpires pic.twitter.com/lUJulaSh5g
— Abhishek Pandey (@abhishekp100) July 22, 2023
The behavior of Harmanpreet Kaur on the field has drawn attention and raised discussions among cricket enthusiasts and fans. The captain’s reaction to her dismissal reflects her emotions running high in a crucial match, but it also highlights the importance of maintaining sportsmanship and composure during intense moments.
As a team leader, her conduct will be closely scrutinized, and she will likely face questions about her actions during the match. While cricket can be an emotional sport, it is essential for players, especially captains, to set a positive example on and off the field. As the series decider approaches, all eyes will be on Harmanpreet Kaur and her team to see how they handle the pressure and conduct themselves in this crucial match.