Only two India women cricketers are taking part in the Women’s Big Bash League. Indian star Harmanpreet Kaur has turned up for Sydney Thunder while Veda Krishnamurthy is playing for Hobart Hurricanes. While Kaur has flattered to deceive so far, it’s Krishnamurthy who is making headlines for all the right reasons.
The all-rounder is contributing with both bat and ball. And now she is delivering with her athletic fielding as well. In the last game against Brisbane Heat, Krishnamurthy took the catch of the tournament to dismiss opener Beth Mooney cheaply for seven. Mooney flicked a delivery from Nicola Hancock towards deep cover. Krishnamurthy ran about 100 metres to reach the distance and dive full length to take the catch.
All the Hurricances players rushed to congratulate Krishnamurthy on her brilliant catch. Krishnamurthy came back to play a cameo with the bat during the chase. She top-scored for Hurricances with 33, but the knock went in vain as her team lost the match by 42 runs.
You can watch Veda’s catch here.
— Rebel Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) January 8, 2018
In the earlier match, Krishnamurthy celebrated like former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi after taking a wicket, raising both her arms in air. She even tweeted about it, tagging Afridi. The former cricketer responded, stating it was a nice try.
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) January 7, 2018
Good try, work harder and more importantly keep taking wickets you'll get there 🙂 https://t.co/CaVnWPS0cZ
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 7, 2018