Raman is optimistic of the future

The in-charge of the women’s cricket team, WV Raman quotes his positive views about the future of emerging players like Shafali Verma.

Re-iterating the way the team including Verma couldn’t incorporate the right style of play during the finals in the T20 world cup, Raman said he’s pleased with the Indians’ performance. Yet it was a huge disappointment at the end, while carrying out an excellent show all through the tournament, especially with Shafali Verma, he said.

He further backs-up Verma, contributing her talent to the nation at a younger age of 16. The first innings of the finals had some interesting drop-off catches that laid a huge platform of runs for the Australians. Verma had put down Alyssa Healy in the first over and there on watched the Aussie opener hitting a decisive 75 off 39 deliveries.

Shafali Verma naming herself as the world’s No. 1 T20 batter until then was dismissed in the first over of India’s chase of 185runs. This indeed was her first failure of the tournament. The final result of the team’s 85-run defeat would have been a little too much for even a seasoned pro.

For a 16-year-old, it must have felt like the end of the world. It’s unlikely that the paternal concern of the head coach would have made a significant difference at the time, but over the last few days, Verma would have grasped the import of that gesture. Raman gives an optimistic view on the team’s future and says the younger ones stay on track as we face challenges.

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