Indian women’s team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who played a 52 off 34 balls knock in the semifinal against Australia, has hit back at former England skipper Nasser Hussain for his comment during commentry in which he termed her run-out as a “schoolgirl error”.
“He (Nasser) said that? Okay. I don’t know. That is a way of thinking. I don’t know. But sometimes it happens. I have seen many times in cricket when batters are taking a single like that and sometimes bat is stuck there. But obviously, I will take it as we were unlucky today.” Harmanpreet felt the only way she could have been dismissed was a freak run out and as luck would have it, that is exactly what happened.
“We were unlucky but I don’t think it was a mistake of a schoolgirl. We are matured enough and playing international cricket. Whatever he said, that’s his way of thinking,” she said.
Harmanpreet’s bat got locked while trying to complete a second run on Thursday and that proved to be the turning point of the game as the untimely dismissal of the skipper led to their heartbreaking five-run defeat.
“It is very difficult to control myself. I don’t know. Right now, I am sitting in a hangover,” Harmanpreet said during a media interaction.
“I don’t understand how it is going on. But after this, when we go to the room, we will know how many more days it will take. But I think we played good cricket. That’s all I can say,” said Harmanpreet.