‘I didn’t hear anything he was saying because…’: Smriti Mandhana on speaking to Virat Kohli after RCB’s WPL win | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore Smriti Mandhana disclosed that she was unable to hear anything at all during her video call with India’s legendary batsman Virat Kohli, but that he was clearly happy following RCB’s victory in the Women’s Premier League Season 2.
With a masterful effort, RCB defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 8 wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium to win their first-ever WPL championship.Via a video call, Kohli participated in the post-match festivities following the game and spoke with Mandhana.
In the post-match press conference, Mandhana revealed that she couldn’t hear a single thing Kohli said to her and she would meet and have a conversation with him in Bangalore.
“I didn’t hear anything he was saying because it was too loud, he was like just thumbs up and I just did thumbs up, I will be meeting him. He looked happy there was a bright smile. I remember him coming last year and a little pep talk which really helped me personally as well as the whole team. He has been a part of this franchise and I think he has been there for the past 15 years so I could see that happiness on his face but because of the noise I couldn’t hear him, maybe I will chat to him when we go to Bengaluru,” Mandhana said in the post-match press conference.
In the first innings, RCB’s spin attack worked its magic to offset DC’s blazing start. The onslaught was led by Sophie Molineux, but RCB’s 21-year-old off-spinner Shreyanka Patil ultimately changed the game. In the flash of an eye, she grabbed a four-wicket haul and eliminated the tail end to limit DC to a disappointing 113.
“Shreyanka has been brilliant the first three or four matches didn’t go her way, I remember having a chat with her and she was really low about a few things and I remember telling her on March 17th that we were going to do something special and little did I know it is going to happen and she will get the purple cap but really really happy for her. She has been a really hardworking person because she has really worked hard and I feel she is the most complete player to come in the last two years in the circuit of international cricket as well,” Mandhana said while praising Shreyanka.
(With ANI inputs)

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