Shafali Verma, the opening batter of the Indian women’s cricket team, has refused to share her view on Harmanpreet Kaur’s incident in Bangladesh, during an exclusive chat with a news portal on August 21, Monday. Instead, the 19-year-old focused her attention on how the players can do well for the team and the country in the upcoming matches in international cricket.
The incident involving Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Women in Blue, resurfaced, after the 34-year-old talked about not regretting her outburst towards the umpiring on July 22, during the third and final ODI of the series against Bangladesh in Dhaka. At the Shere Bangla National Stadium, she was seen smashing the stumps with her bat, calling out the umpiring in the post-match presentation as pathetic, which led to her receiving a match fee fine and demerit points, culminating with a two match ban.
When the ANI journalist put up the question to Shefali Verma about the recent remarks from Harmanpreet Kaur, she had this to say, “I can't say about Harmanpreet Kaur.... but as a team, we are always just thinking of doing well for the Indian team, for our country. Sometimes we will go up or down. But we can work hard anytime so we are just believing in working hard. That is what we are thinking.”
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Watch the video of Shafali Varma shying away from commenting on the situation involving Harmanpreet Kaur:
Shafali Varma predicts win for Men in Blue in Asia Cup and ODI World Cup this year
While Shafali Varma didn’t shed any light on Harmanpreet Kaur’s incident, she did make a prediction about the Men in Blue bringing home the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup later this year. “.... India will win,” remarked the 19-year-old when asked about the chances of Team India during the ICC Cricket World Cup at home.
Then, she shared her thoughts about the continental cricket tournament and said, “The team looks very strong. All those who were missing owing to injuries are making a comeback. So, I think Team India has become very strong. So, I think they will win.”