India women’s cricket has been placed in Group B along with Australia, Barbados and Pakistan for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, and the event will begin with India against Australia on 29 July. The eight teams are placed together in two groups, each consisting of four teams. Ahead of the event, India women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur and coach Ramesh Powar addressed a virtual press conference, where they talked about their preparation and goals for the competition.
“Certainly, this tournament is very important for us and this time we are playing for a medal because if I talk about myself, we have grown up watching this type of tournament and this time we are happy that we have got it. Getting a chance to be a part of this big event and I think, in future if we keep getting these opportunities, it will be great for us,” said Harmanpreet during a virtual press conference while attending the Commonwealth Games. But while answering a question from NDTV, he said.
Responding to the same question, Powar said: “Harman summed it up. All of us cricketers have watched the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, we see our country’s flag flying high and it is a sign of good performance for all of us.” There is an opportunity, give your best and make the country proud. This is one of those competitions where you feel you should do a good job to give some joy to the country and make them proud.”
Asked which athletes the team would like to meet during the event, Powar said: “We would all like to meet PV Sindhu and Neeraj Chopra if given a chance. Both have set the bar high, I would like to go through their minds.” And I’m curious about their preparation, and the way they handle the pressure of the expectations of billions of people. We as a group exchange notes with these two top-class athletes. want.”
Talking further about the event, Harmanpreet said: “This time, we are going to be a part of multi-sport event, it is not only about cricket but there will be other sports as well. We want to celebrate each and every one of us. And we are all very excited for whatever medals we win. We are all looking forward and we can’t wait to be a part of this great event.”
“As a cricketer, we all want to keep playing the game. I think whenever we go to a big event, it is important to perform well and show the kind of potential that we have. If opportunities keep rolling in, it’s good for our team,” he added.
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