Since its inception, the IPL has become one of the most popular cricketing events in the world. Apart from the fact that the tournament showcases the best cricketing talent from all parts of the world in a common pool, IPL’s popularity also stems from the way it is marketed and promoted across all possible media channels.
Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini, or just Thirush Kamini as she is better known, is the new young face of Indian women's cricket. She slammed 100 runs from 146 balls against West Indies at the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2013, in the process breaking Mithali Raj's record for the highest runs scored in a World Cup game. She also recently hammered a breathtaking 150 runs in a T20 match in Bangladesh, thus reinforcing her credentials and underlining her potential to be the future of Indian cricket. In a casual chat with Taruka Srivastava, Thirush spoke about her career and her thoughts about the game:
It was a pleasant surprise when Deepti got in touch with us on Twitter saying that her sister, ex India Cricketer Smitha Harikrishna was in town for a day and would love to speak to RCB Diva. I have interviewed plenty of cricketers but this was going to be my first interview with a woman cricketer and I was ecstatic! Smitha was an allrounder who was famous for her fighting spirit. Within a few minutes of meeting her I could see her love and passion for cricket, which still continues. She works with the ICC heading a program that involves teaching young kids cricket! Here are excerpts from my chat with Smitha.
Hear the term Wives & Girlfriends and the image that comes to mind is a bunch of perfectly manicured ladies, with just stepped out of the salon hairstyles watching a sporting event .Well if you think this covers the wonderful other(better) halves of our challengers, you could not be more wrong.
Calling Anjum Chopra a legend of Indian cricket would probably be an understatement. This former left-handed batswoman, who had 12 Tests and 116 ODIs under her belt, was the very personification of elegance.