The Indian skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur was surprised to hear the schoolgirl error comment from Nasser Hussain on her run-out during the Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final against Australia at Newlands on Thursday. Battling high fever and dehydration, India’s skipper managed to score a delightful half-century and made a crucial partnership with Jemimah Rodrigues before being caught inches short while failing to slide her bat in.
India needed 41 runs off 33 balls to win, and Harmanpreet decided to go for a double. However, while completing the second run, her bat became stuck, and Australian wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy had disturbed the stumps until then. Harmanpreet was beyond enraged with herself. The Indian captain considered herself unlucky because she believed that if she had stayed until the end, India would’ve got over the line in the 19th over itself. However, former English skipper, Nasser Hussain called it a “schoolgirl error” by the captain.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Harmanpreet Kaur:
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Talking about the same, Harmanpreet Kaur said, “He [Nasser] said that? (Raises her eyebrows). Post-match? Okay. I don’t know, that’s his way of thinking, but sometimes it happens. I have seen many times in cricket when batters are taking a single like that and the bat gets stuck there.”
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She further added, “Obviously, I will take it as we were unlucky today. Some things we still have to improve to go to the finals. Definitely, we didn’t field well, we didn’t bowl well in patches and we didn’t bat well. You have to do well in all the departments, then only you have the chance to go to the finals.”
Harmanpreet and her team only managed 10 runs off the last over, as the Asian giants eventually lost the crucial semi-final match by 5 runs. Ashleigh Gardner was named Player of the Match after taking two wickets and scoring 31 runs off 18 balls.
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Talking about the same, Harmanpreet Kaur said, “I think it was unlucky, but I don’t think it was a mistake by a schoolgirl. We are mature enough, we are playing international cricket and whatever he said, that’s his way of thinking. I don’t think it was like that.”