Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s unfortunate run-out was the turning point for the Women in Blue to lose the semi-final match against the formidable Australian team in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup.

Though several experts termed the run-out as unfortunate, former England captain Nasser Hussain taunted Harmanpreet’s ginger movement as a ‘school girl error’ in the commentary.

When Harmanpreet was asked to respond Hussain’s comment after the match, the aggressive batter came up with a hard-hitting answer.

“He said that? Yes. 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 the bat is stuck there. But obviously, I will take it as we were unlucky today. May be something still, we have to improve to go to the finals because we definitely didn’t field badly. We didn’t bowl well in patches. Sometimes we didn’t bat well,” said Harmanpreet.

“If you want to win any game, we have to do well in all the departments. Then only you have more chances to go to the semis, to the finals. I think it was unlucky but I don’t think it was a mistake by a schoolgirl because we are mature enough. We are playing international cricket and whatever he said, that’s his way of thinking. But I don’t think it was like that,” she added.