I Follow MS Dhoni Sir And Love Finishing Like Him, Hitting Big Sixes - Kiran Navgire

Updated - 27 May 2022, 02:54 PM

Velocity batter Kiran Navgire had a sensational game against Trailblazers in just her second game of the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge. Following her knock, she credited MS Dhoni for inspiring her to switch from athletics to cricket.

Navgire walked in at the end of the 4th over after Yastika Bhatia was dismissed. She took it upon herself to stabilize the run chase of 191 and ended up playing a stunning knock of 69 in just 34 balls including five fours and as many sixes.

I really feel good when I hit sixes and whenever I practice in the nets. I practice hitting sixes, I follow Dhoni sir and I love finishing like him, hitting big sixes,” Navgire told her teammate Yastika Bhatia during an interaction for bcci.tv.

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MS Dhoni. Image: BCCI/IPL

I watched the 2011 World Cup final and Dhoni sir’s winning sixer is something that impressed me and remained imprinted in my head. That six inspired me and I always feel that in every match, I can hit a six like that,” she added.

“My game revolves around my power-hitting ability” – Kiran Navgire

Similar to Dhoni, Navgire also adapted her batting style to suit her strength which is power hitting. The 28-year-old’s knock went in vain, however, as Velocity fell short by 16 runs eventually.

I don’t like playing dot balls and want to score something off every ball and hence I got a good score. In domestic cricket, I hadn’t batted up the order but I had a good season there and had some good scores.

Kiran Navgire

My game revolves around my power-hitting ability and if it’s in my arc, I send it out of the park and if there are good balls, I like to rotate strikes playing singles and doubles,” she concluded.

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