Last Update on: July 24th, 2023 at 05:47 pm
Former India Women cricketer Anjum Chopra has voiced her opinions on Harmanpreet Kaur’s banter during the recent ODI game between India Women and Bangladesh Women. Anjum Chopra feels that even Harmanpreet Kaur will later agree that she should have been more careful with her reactions.
Unsatisfied with the umpire’s decision of adjudging her out by LBW in India Women vs Bangladesh Women 3rd ODI, Harmanpreet Kaur had a scuffle with umpire Tanvir Ahmed on the field. She argued with the umpire also and hit the stumps in anger before leaving the field.
Even Harmanpreet Kaur Will Agree That She Should’ve Been More Careful- Anjum Chopra
During an interview with Hindustan Times, former India woman captain Anjum Chopra was asked whether Harmanpreet Kaur should have been more careful with her actions. Anjum Chopra replied that even Kaur will agree that her actions were unjust once she calms down later.
“When the aggression goes away and she becomes calm I’m sure she would look back and agree that she needed to be more careful in showing her disagreement. There’s no harm in voicing your displeasure, but it’s how and when you do it. She should have been more selective with her choice of words too”, Anjum Chopra said.
Anjum Chopra also highlighted that there was no technology available during the match so it was difficult to judge dismissals. However, Chopra feels that the Indian skipper should have handled the matter in a better way.
“There was no snickometer or ball-tracking, so it’s a bit difficult to judge. But if they (the Indian team) felt a few decisions did not go their way, could things have been handled better?
Why did it come down to the Indian captain going to the post-match presentation and voicing her displeasure? It could have been communicated in a better way”, Anjum Chopra further said.
Kaur’s reactions were not just limited to the field. During the post-match presentation, she termed the umpiring in the match as below standards. The right-handed batter also made sarcastic comments about the umpires during the joint-photo session with the Bangladesh team after the match.
Listening to her comments, Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana left the photo session with her team. She was not happy with Kaur’s behavior. The Indian skipper is going to be fined 75 percent of her match fees too, according to reports.