During India’s tour of England, Indian women cricketer Taniya Bhatia’s hotel room in London was broken into by robbers and they took her possessions and money, she wrote that on Twitter. The batter expressed her views on the tragedy and demanded the authorities’ response as well.
Blaming the hotel administration for the incident, Taniya Bhatia, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman, has said that when travelling with the Indian team, her room at the Marriot London Maida Vale was broken into as well. However, the team has recently travelled there to play in three T20Is and three ODIs, where the first game taking place on September 10 and the last match taking place on September 24 at Lord’s as well.
Taniya Bhatia has said that burglars stole her cash, credit cards, jewellery, and watches in a situation that potentially may have resulted in danger as well. She also tweeted at the hotel’s administration, expressing disbelief that such a crime took place in a place that had been endorsed by the England and Wales Cricket Board as well.
“Shocked and disappointed at Marriot Hotel London Maida Vale management; someone walked into my personal room and stole my bag with cash, cards, watches and jewellery during my recent stay as a part of the Indian Women’s Cricket team. @MarriottBonvoy @Marriott. So unsafe,” she tweeted.
She added. “Hoping for a quick investigation and resolution of this matter. Such lack of security at @ECB_cricket’s preferred hotel partner is astounding. Hope they will take cognisance as well. @Marriott @BCCIWomen @BCCI,”.
2/2 Hoping for a quick investigation and resolution of this matter. Such lack of security at @ECB_cricket's preferred hotel partner is astounding. Hope they will take cognisance as well.@Marriott @BCCIWomen @BCCI
— Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (@IamTaniyaBhatia) September 26, 2022
However, India won the ODI series by 3-0. After the win, Harmanpreet Kaur said: “This wicket was not easy to bat on, our batters did a decent job. We were looking for 170 after losing four wickets. After that we knew we have the pace attack and spin attack to take the wickets. We never thought we were out of the game.. To be honest, I thought you will ask about all the 10 wickets which was not easy to take as well [on being probed about the last wicket]. It’s part of the game I don’t think we have done something new. It shows your awareness, what batters are doing. I will back my players, she hasn’t done something outside the rules. At the end of the day a win is a win and we will take that.”
“After the first game, we discussed how to play and we just want to continue this way. I’m just enjoying my time, being there will always gives you runs. Watching the ball and reacting and not trying to do something extra. When I debuted, she was the leader, in my best times, many were supporting me, but even in my rough times, she was the one who supported. She is just a call away. I wanted to thank her and tell her she is always with us. She is a go-to person, I always called her at low times and she was someone always guiding me [on Jhulan],” she concluded.