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After successful two back-to-back matches within the ongoing ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup, the Indian group is flying excessive for the time being in Group A. First they conquered the defending champions Australia on Friday (Feb 21), after which it was Bangladesh’s flip who misplaced the sport towards Harmanpreet Kaur-led side on Monday (Feb 24).
India’s tempo bowler Shikha Pandey, who’s the main wicket-taker (5) within the present WC after Poonam Yadav (7), bowled brilliantly towards Bangladesh and Australia and helped her group to win each the contests.
Shikha, whereas speaking to TV presenter Ridhima Pathak, revealed the journey of her profession. She stated that her passage began similar to every other child in India taking part in the ‘gully’ format of this sport. Shikha stated she used to play cricket with boys, and that’s how it began.
“I began taking part in cricket on the age of 5. I’ve performed quite a lot of ‘gully cricket’ with boys. Nevertheless, my father, who was a trainer, stated you may play cricket however have to focus on the examine similtaneously it’s actually essential,” stated Shikha.
The ace bowler went on to disclose, that she grew to become a member of the Indian Air Pressure after finishing the engineering after which joined the nationwide cricket group.
“I’ve completed engineering, and I’m an officer within the Indian Air Pressure. I joined the Air Pressure in 2012, and I took my coaching as properly, and now I occur to be a flying officer, ATC officer. Then in 2014, I debuted for the Indian cricket group,” added Shikha.
The Karimnagar-born additionally disclosed why she grew to become a tempo bowler. Shikha divulged that she used to like watching Check matches, particularly in Australia. She stated she all the time ran sooner in her early days to be able to turn into a pacer.
“I used to look at Check matches since I used to be a toddler. I cherished watching Assessments in Australia. I bear in mind I used to get up at four am to look at the matches, that’s how a lot I cherished this sport,” She added additional.
In addition to this, she additionally unveiled a bizarre story as to how India’s legend Sachin Tendulkar impressed her to turn into a bowler.
“I appreciated studying cricket magazines once I was a toddler, and there I got here to know that Sachin Tendulkar needed to be a medium-pacer, however on account of his brief peak, he couldn’t pursue that. Then I believed, if you happen to (Tendulkar) couldn’t turn into a pacer, I’ll turn into one. So, it’s a bizarre story,” Shikha signed off.
India’s subsequent sport within the prestigious event is towards New Zealand on Thursday (Feb 27) at Junction Oval in Melbourne.