The former star of India’s women’s team criticized Harmanpreet’s actions before, during, and after Saturday’s drawn third ODI against Bangladesh at Mirpur.
Anjum Chopra, a former India captain, has witnessed firsthand how rapidly women’s cricket has advanced. She batted with style for India as a left-handed batter in 157 matches (12 Tests, 127 ODIs, and 18 T20Is), 41 of them as captain. She discussed India’s poor performances against Bangladesh in this interview. India won the T20I series 2-1 and drew the ODIs 1-1 after the last match in Mirpur on Saturday ended in a stalemate. In cricket ODI, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s conduct came under scrutiny as she insulted the umpires during the post-match ceremony and damaged the stumps when she was given out. It will probably result in ICC sanctions. Chopra discussed Kaur’s behavior as well as the team’s journey to the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Take Shikha as an illustration. Why did you initially return to her for the World Cup? Anjali Sarvani performed admirably in her debut match at home; in South Africa, she was only used as a net bowler. Prior to the World Cup, Amanjot made her debut in South Africa but was benched after a few games. Pooja is currently in your Asian Games reserves. There is a pattern, then. If you don’t disrupt your routine, you can’t imagine getting a different outcome.
The Bangladesh team will remain the same. We will be favorites because we have Pakistan and Sri Lanka, but we must fix the obvious flaws. There won’t be much of a difference in China. Slow and low songs are to be expected. The key will be in how we respond to pressure and adapt.