An ex-Indian star criticizes the comments of Harmanpreet Kaur after the loss to Australia

The women's cricket team of India gave its all in the second T20I against Australia on Sunday but lost the match. Deepti Sharma's all-round effort went in vain as Australia cantered to a six-wicket win against India in the second women's T20 to level the three-match series here on Sunday. After India's frontline batters cut a sorry figure squandering starts, Deepti made a vital 31 to push the team's total to 130/8.
With 15 needed to win off 12 balls, Phoebe Litchfield (18 not out off 12 balls, 3x4s) struck two fours in the first three balls of the penultimate over from Shreyanka Patil to dash India's hopes. Playing her 300th international game across formats, the legendary Ellyse Perry celebrated the feat with a fine knock of 34 not out (21 balls, 3x4s, 2x6s) and took Australia over the line with a six to win the game.
After the match, former India men's cricket team star Dodda Ganesh's post on India captain Harmanpreet Kaur's post-match comments went viral. "Throwing a 19-year-old kid under the bus is not done #INDvAUS," Ganesh, who played four Tests and one ODI, wrote on X.
He was commenting on another X post, which quotes Harmanpreet as saying, "In 19th over, if Shreyanka was on target, it would have made a huge difference for us."


Jan 8, 2024 1:33 PM