Last Update on: July 29th, 2023 at 02:49 pm
Bangladesh Women’s captain Nigar Sultana has said that if Harmanpreet Kaur’s actions were limited to the only field of play, she would not feel disappointed by her actions. Her words arrive after India Women skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was handed a two-match ban for her controversial behaviour during a recent India Women vs Bangladesh Women match.
Harmanpreet Kaur, who was not happy with some of the umpire’s decisions in the match, lambasted at umpires during the post-match presentation. She termed the umpiring as below standards. The India skipper also made some sarcastic comments about umpires during the joint photo shoot.
After listening to Harmanpreet Kaur’s sarcastic remarks about umpires, Bangladesh Women skipper Nigar Sultana skipped the joint-photo session with the Indian team and asked her players to do the same.
Nigar Sultana On Harmanpreet Kaur:
Speaking about the incident on Revsportz, Nigar Sultana said that she would have not felt disappointed if Harmanpreet Kaur’s actions were limited to the field of play.
“You are right in saying such things happen in sports and it is not the first time. You are also right in saying that it happened in the heat of the moment. However, had it been restricted to the field of play, honestly speaking I would not have felt bad about it or felt disappointed,” Nigar Sultana said.
“I would have told my players that it was all in the intensity of the moment and it is better than all of us moved on from it. But what really disappointed me was that it was not restricted to the field of play,” the right-handed batter further added.
The wicketkeeper batter also revealed that Kaur is a legend for Bangladesh players too. When they came and asked her how such a legend can behave like this to them, she felt disappointed.
“Let me tell you something. For my players too Harmanpreet is a legend of the game. They too look up to her. And when they came and said to me how can a legend of her stature do this to us, I felt sad and disappointed. That’s what has pained me the most,” the 25-year-old player concluded.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s scuffle with the umpires began with her dismissal when she was given adjudged LBW. According to her, she got an edge. However, due to the absence of DRS in the match, she had to leave the field. The right-handed batter hit the stumps with the bat before leaving the field.
Along with a two-match ban, Kaur was also fined 75 per cent of her match fees. The India Women vs Bangladesh Women 3rd ODI ended in a tie. As a result, the three-match ODI series also ended in a 1-1 draw.