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WPL 2023: 'I Don't Like That...,' Smriti Mandhana On Comparison With Former RCB Skipper Virat Kohli | Cricket News

WPL 2023: ‘I Do not Like That…,’ Smriti Mandhana On Comparability With Former RCB Skipper Virat Kohli | Cricket Information

WPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to play their first match of the Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 towards Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday (March 5). Forward of their opener conflict towards DC, captain Smriti Mandhana was requested and in comparison with former India skipper Virat Kohli. Mandhana expressed her respect for Kohli however defined that she doesn’t like getting in comparison with Kohli as he has achieved a lot in his profession that she believes she’s nowhere close to him. Each of them have the identical jersey quantity (18) for RCB and Staff India. RCB purchased iconic left-handed opener for a large price ticket of Rs 3.6 crore on the WPL public sale making her costliest purchase of the season.

Talking to the reviews in Mumbai forward of RCB’s conflict towards Delhi Capitals Mandhana mentioned, “I do not just like the type of comparability as a result of what he (Kohli) has achieved is wonderful. I simply hope that I attain that stage, however I am nowhere close to. What he has achieved for this franchise (RCB), I wish to attempt to try this,” Mandhana instructed reporters.”

Speaking concerning the first match she mentioned, “Properly yeah, undoubtedly a giant second for I feel all of us together with all of the abroad (gamers) as properly as a result of it’s first ever WPL match. Now we have been a part of groups the place we now have performed in stress conditions. One factor we at all times inform and that’s the one factor that we now have to go and luxuriate in and have one another’s again,” Mandhana mentioned forward of RCB’s match towards DC at WPL 2023. (READ: ‘Log Kehte Hain Tum Virat Kohli Ki…,’ Shoaib Akhtar Makes Large Assertion On Former India Captain forward of India vs Australia 4th Check)

Coming to the match RCB gained the toss and Mandhana elected to bowl first within the Ladies’s Premier League match towards Delhi Capitals on the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.

From one No. 18 to a different, from one skipper to a different, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis announce RCB’s captain for the Ladies’s Premier League – Smriti Mandhana. #PlayBold #WPL2023 #CaptainSmriti @mandhana_smriti

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 18, 2023

“Recent wicket, little bit of grass and we have some high quality seamers. 4 abroad gamers are Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Sophie Devine and Heather Knight. This can be a nice platform, we have been ready for it and this can be a likelihood to showcase our expertise,” mentioned Mandhana after profitable the toss.

“That is massive for girls’s cricket. We have had a fast turnaround, the workforce is trying in good stead and the administration has been wonderful as properly,” mentioned Mandhana after profitable the toss.

Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning mentioned she was hopeful of starting the match on a profitable observe saying the pitch was prone to play true all through the sport.


Delhi Capitals: Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning (c), Marizanne Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris,

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Richa Ghosh (wk), Heather Knight, Kanika Ahuja, Sobhana Asha, Megan Schutt, Preeti Bose, Renuka Singh.