• Home
  • Sports News
  • Smriti Mandhana made Kumar Sangakkara feel ‘humbled’
Smriti Mandhana made Kumar Sangakkara feel ‘humbled’
Sports  
TodayIndya

Sri Lankan cricket great legend Kumar Sangakkara says he is ‘humbled to have been mentioned by such a wonderful player’ as India women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana. The left-handed India batter, who idolises the Sri Lankan, registered two big innings — including a century — at the ICC Women’s World Cup last month in England.

Smriti, who scored 90 and 106 not out in the first two games of the World Cup, said \it was Sangakkara who motivated her, and she would always watch his batting videos to pick up things.

“Whenever I feel that I am not batting the way I should, I watch videos of Kumar Sangakkara. I like his batting style. I also admire Ganguly, but it is Sangakkara that I relate to. I haven’t really watched Ganguly bat a lot in my young days, while Sangakkara has been an inspiration,” she told sportstarlive.com.


Smriti tried batting like her brother, but it was Sangakkara who had the greater impact on her style.

“I try and play a cover drive like Sangakkara. Earlier, I used to copy my brother’s batting style. But watching Sangakkara’s batting videos give me a fair bit of idea on how I should improve,” Smriti added.

 

 

Article Original Source :

 


 
 


 
More in Sports
The farthest spacecraft from Earth has detected a 'hum' in the space b...

More than 14 billion miles from Earth, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is listening to the background music of interstellar space.

Recently posted . 11 views

Remembering Russi Mody, corporate India’s original maverick

Rustomji Homusji Mody joined Tata Steel as an office assistant. By the time he left, he had quadrupled the company's production capacity and set the tone for ...

Recently posted . 23 views

Explained | How New Cryptocurrency Chia Aims to Rival Bitcoin With Sus...

Chia is poised by many to be the next big cryptocurrency, promising to be far greener than the massively energy consuming Bitcoin. However, there’s a catch....

Recently posted . 71 views

Jet, Set, Flip: Meet the high-flying pilot behind Wat-a-Burger

Five years ago Rajat Jaiswal co-founded the desi burger chain that now has 60 outlets across 21 cities. And he's steering clear of putting the business in auto-...

Recently posted . 64 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

“Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”
Anonymous