Indian women cricket has gained a sudden traction and this was due to the win in the semi-final against Australia of the on-going ICC cricket world cup for women in England.
Harmanpreet Kaur belting the Australian bowlers all over the park in the second semi-final of ICC Women’s World Cup in Derby. But, what many didn’t notice was that India’s captain Mithali Raj and teammates Veda Krishnamurthy were in a jovial mood while sitting on the sidelines watching all the action. Having witnessed Harmanpreet’s brutality from close quarters, Mithali, once she got out, enjoyed her team-mate’s brilliance from the sidelines with other members of the squad. Even as Harmanpreet was going ballistic in the centre, a chilled out Mithali performed a well-timed, well-tuned happy dance along with Veda Krishnamurthy.
Mithali Raj and Veda Krishnamurthy were obviously in a great frame of mind during the semi-final as Harmanpreet was hammering the Australian bowlers. They were caught in action and it seemed that Veda was explaining some dance moves to her skipper. A video uploaded by the official Twitter handle of Women’s World Cup (@cricketworldcup) shows them in a great mood, keeping time with the music being played between the overs. However, when they both realised that they had been caught on camera, the duo burst into laughter. Opener Smriti Mandhana too joined the fun.
Mithali is rated among the best batters in the world. Often termed as the ‘golden girl of Indian cricket’ – Mithali has scripted various records with the bat during her 18-year long international career. In the ongoing Women’s World Cup, she becomes the leading run-scorer in ODIs going past England’s Charlotte Edwards. She is also the first Indian woman to scale the peak of 6,000 ODI runs. And she is also the second highest run-scorer in the World Cup 2017. She has scored 392 runs in 8 innings. India will take on England on July 23 at Lord’s in the summit clash.