The ongoing T20I series between India Women and Australia Women saw a thrilling win by India and it ended with a 1-1 after they won in the Super Over at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday, December 11. After Smriti Mandhana’s brilliance, India’s wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh showed brilliant batting skills and her unbeaten 13-ball 26* was one of the many reasons behind India levelling the score with Australia before the super over win as well.
Ahead of the third T20I, Richa Ghosh said: “Smriti Didi (Mandhana) had told me ‘Khatam karke aana’ (finish the game and come), so I just did that. I have always focused on power-hitting. I worked hard on it and also focused on my mental toughness. It all went according to our plan. I always look to stay till the end and win it for my team. We had our plan in place. The idea was to keep the run flow going in the middle overs so that we don’t have to go hard in the slog overs.”
However, she revealed how she has admired former India captain and legendary wicketkeeper-batter MS Dhoni and also said that she looks up to him. She also opined on her father’s role in her career, which has helped her improve the game and also her power-hitting.
“Since childhood, I’ve followed Dhoni and how he used to finish the game. My dad (Manabendra Ghosh) also helped a lot to hone my power-hitting skills, he would go with me everywhere. He could not go on to become a successful cricketer so he’s backing me fully to chase my dreams. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet him yet. There have been times when he would leave just before we were in for a camp or a match at a venue. Hopefully, I’ll meet him someday,” Richa Ghosh concluded.