The opening match of the women’s U19 Challenger Trophy saw India B outclass India A riding on a tremendous performance from all-rounder Anushka Sharma. Anushka who is leading India B scored 72 off 114 balls while opening the innings before capping off a great day in the field with five wickets to her name.
Thanks to her 188 run opening stand with Gongadi Trisha, who scored a century, India B put up a gigantic total of 221. Chasing a mammoth total, India A couldn’t manage to breach the 130 run mark as the India B women bagged a comprehensive 92 run victory. Skipper Anushka Sharma was up to the task with the ball too as she finished with figures of 5 for 16 in her quota of 10 overs.
Twitterati hail Anushka Sharma, draw parallels with Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli‘s wife shares her name with the budding woman cricketer. Twitteratis were quick to pounce on the opportunity as they took a dig at Kohli and their recent performance in the T20 World Cup. While many were busy cooking up memes, others slammed them for comparing women’s cricket with that of men.
Kohli has been in the middle of a storm for some time now following India’s performance in the T20 World Cup. Many users slammed the men’s team for their dismal performance as they pointed out how good the talent pool in the country is. Some even sarcastically suggested sending Anushka to Dubai for the tournament.