Players often lose control on the ground and got involved in an argument with other players or umpires on various topics as well. And, such an incident happened when India captain Harmanpreet Kaur failed to control her emotions after the umpire gave five wides during Australia’s innings despite Tahlia McGrath playing across the crease.
Having already 1-0 down in the five-match T20I series, Indian women’s bowlers failed to do well against Australia’s juggernaut on Sunday in the second match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Australia after being asked to bat, finished with 187/1, with Beth Mooney scoring 82* off 54 balls and Tahlia McGrath scoring 70* off 51 balls as well. Although Indian bowlers had a forgettable day at the office, an incident during the last over of Australia’s innings made headlines.
With the hope to finish things off in a good manner, Renuka Singh Thakur came to bowl the 20th over. After watching Tahlia McGrath going well across the line, Renuka tried to follow her, and the ball went outside the pitch. Although it was so close to McGrath when the ball went past her, the on-field umpires Gayathri Venugopalan and Vrinda Rathi gave wide after having a discussion. Moreover, keeper Richa Ghosh did not get a chance to stop the ball either, leading Australia to give five bonus runs as well.
However, Renuka, as well as India captain Harmanpreet Kaur were not happy with the umpire’s decision. They went to Venugopalan to share their thoughts about the decision, saying that McGrath was so much across. And, she explained to her why she made the decision, which, however, did not satisfy the hosts as well.
— MINI BUS 2022 (@minibus2022) December 11, 2022
Harmanpreet having a word with the umpire. She is not pleased with the wide decision
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) December 11, 2022
188 it is as Australia hit just above par. India is still in with a chance as long as Smriti Mandhana & Harmanpreet Kaur are in the middle.
That last over by Renuka Singh was top-notch & it just got ruined by those 5 wides.
— Jeet Vachharajani (Women's 🏏) (@Jeetv27WC) December 11, 2022
Wake me up if harmanpreet starts doing some insane shit.
— russell sparrowe(fka closedmikeeagle) (@Opensikeeagle) December 11, 2022
Now harmanpreet Kaur will start tuk tuk game just like dhoni used to do
— Mischief Managed 🪄 (@0rderofPhoenix) December 11, 2022
Australia have done brilliantly to put the brakes on in the middle overs after India's flying start! Something India couldn't do in the last game.
— Anirudh (@OffDrive_) December 11, 2022
Women's team agression>>>Menss#IndvsAus
— Introvert (@GstGangu) December 11, 2022
— 🆚🏂MBworld🦅 (@vsMBworld) December 11, 2022
— Saran R S (@CricaholicJammy) December 11, 2022
Aus is yet to be beaten this year 🔥#INDvsAUS
— Ritika S (@_imritika_) December 11, 2022