We can’t blame Shafali Verma for defeat, says Harmanpreet Kaur
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 8, 2020 7:45:18 pm

Harmanpreet Kaur on Sunday backed 16-year-old Shafali Verma. (File)

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Sunday backed 16-year-old Shafali Verma after her dropped catch of Alyssa Healy price India dearly within the Women’s T20 World Cup last in opposition to Australia on Sunday.

Shafali, who dropped Healy within the first over, might solely stand and witness because the Australian smashed a 39-ball 75 and, together with Beth Mooney (78 not out off 54), including 115 runs for the opening wicket to energy Australia to 184/four in 20 overs.

In reply, India had been bowled out for 99 because the Aussies gained an unprecedented fifth world title within the shortest format.

“She (Verma) is only 16, she’s playing her first World Cup. She did really, really well and performed for us. For a 16-year-old kid, it’s difficult to keep thinking positively and stay in the game,” stated Kaur earlier than including, “It’s a learning lesson for her but it could happen to anyone. We can’t blame her because there were others also in her position.”

“We gave chances to batters in great form and it’s difficult for bowlers to come back when that happens,” she stated.

Kaur denied that her facet had been overwhelmed by the event as they had been enjoying of their maiden last in entrance of a document 86174 spectators on the iconic MCG, essentially the most in a girls’s cricket match.

“We weren’t feeling under pressure but unfortunately we were unable to create those chances. It’s a lesson for all of us, we have to be at 100 per cent when we’re fielding because that’s the most important part of cricket.”

(With PTI inputs)

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