Veda Krishnamurthy has backed the Indian women’s cricket team to play the final of the Commonwealth Games 2022. In a media interaction arranged by Sony Sports, the right-handed batter backed India to win a medal. She heaped praise on Harmanpreet Kaur, stating that the latter has done well in Women’s IPL. It is pertinent to note that women’s cricket is included for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games.
“Harmanpreet and Smriti (Mandhana) are doing really well in handling the team. Harmanpreet showed her captaincy (skills) during the women’s IPL. She can (as a batter) single-handedly destroy any team on a given day. I am rooting for them to make it to the final at least,” Veda added. India will play alongside Australia, Pakistan and Barbados. India will play their first match against Australia on July 29.
India cannot afford to make errors as the margin is very low. Krishnamurthy said that the Indian team would try their very best. On being asked about the India vs Pakistan match, the batter said that there would be a lot of emotions. She said that the passion gets multiplied by 100 when it is India vs Pakistan match.
“I have got complete faith in them that they (India) will do well. The passion is 100 folds when India and Pakistan are playing. You don’t care who is going to perform, all that matters is the victory. I heard the match is sold out. There will be a lot of emotions,” Veda said. The batter also backed Pooja Vastrakar and agreed that the latter might be the key in English conditions. She backed Pooja to go big in the multi-sport event. Veda said that Pooja had become the leader of the Indian bowling attack.
“She produces something (special) in crucial moments. She did well in Sri Lanka both with the bat and ball and has become leader of the fast-bowling attack in this team. Meghna Singh will be crucial as well if she makes it to the eleven. They’ve backed Renuka (Singh) as well. It’s just how they are going to come together and perform in high intensity matches. Not to forget their (impressive) spin attack. Vastrakar will be a key factor,” Veda concluded.