"We feel we have 10 runs more" - Smriti Mandhana shares love for Bangalore crowd

Updated - 29 Feb 2024, 09:41 PM

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Royal Challengers Bangalore women’s franchise captain Smriti Mandhana has thanked the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium crowd for coming out in huge numbers and supporting there. Mandhana feels that the presence of the crowd gives them 10 extra runs. Mandhana expressed her love for the fans while speaking at the toss in the match against Delhi Capitals.

The first edition of the Women’s Premier League was played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and the Brabourne Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The second season of the tournament will be played in Bengaluru and New Delhi and will be held in two phases. The first leg is being played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Smriti Mandhana shares love for Bangalore crowd

Smriti Mandhana said, “It’s really exciting to play in front of the RCB crowd. The chants have really pumped up. They have turned up in huge numbers and we feel we have 10 runs more due to their support. Really thankful to them.”

The Royal Challengers Bangalore went through a dismal run in the first edition of the tournament and ended up at the bottom of the table. Despite having big names such as Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, and Sophie Devine, RCB failed to leave any impact and portrayed a disappointing performance in the opening edition of the tournament.

Unlike the previous season, Royal Challengers Bangalore has made a strong start in the league. After winning their first match in a last-ball thriller against UP Warriorz, RCB increased their victory total by beating Gujarat Giants. Mandhana discussed the team’s performance and stated that they are high on confidence.

Smriti Mandhana said, “Definitely, I’m very confident. After the first two games, I’m just looking to carry forward the form and contribute to the team. In the last season, I was an off-side dominant player. Right now, I have worked to improve on my range coming into this season.”

The 2024 Women’s Premier League began on February 24, 2024, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The tournament’s previous recent edition was played in Mumbai. This season, however, will be contested in Bengaluru and New Delhi, with a total of 22 games scheduled.

The tournament will begin with the first match between the reigning champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led MI were able to achieve a win by 4 wickets and once again proved why they are the defending champions of the tournament.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have started off with the tournament and would be hoping to continue their brilliant performance and end up winning the trophy this season. Women’s cricket in India has risen significantly in recent years, with Indian talents performing well on the international scene. With the commencement of the Women’s Premier League, several more excellent women cricketers, such as Shreyanka Patil and Saika Ishaque, rose to prominence, and they are among the very skilled Indian women cricketers who will undoubtedly propel the team ahead.


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