Another history for a star woman in blue. Deepti Sharma, the talented Indian all-rounder, becomes the first Indian cricketer to seal 100 wickets in international T20s. The 25-year-old right-arm spinner is gaining a huge appreciation for the marvelous record she has established.
Deepti Sharma becomes the first Indian woman to take 100 wickets in international T20s
The women’s T20 World Cup is on, and India had their first victory against Pakistan by seven wickets. On Wednesday, they had their second match against West Indies at Newlands; Cape Town, where Sharma created history.
India was bowling fast, where Deepti Sharma’s glorious spell restricted the opposition to just 118 for the fall of 6 wickets. He picked up Afy Fletcher’s wicket on the last over to ensure 100 wickets in International T20s. Her second wicket in the game was veteran West Indies batter, Stafanie Taylor. Her outstanding spell conceding just 15 runs, and picking up three wickets, didn’t let the West Indies score big. Renuka Singh and Pooja Vastrakar also picked up one wicket each.
Coming out to bat with a 199-run target, India put up the total in 18.1 overs for the loss of just four wickets.
A great week for the star spinner
Deepti Sharma has been having a wonderful week so far. Just two days back, he sealed a big contract with UP Warriorz at the inaugural WPL auction. She became the second most expensive Indian player to be sold at the auction for 2.6 crores. The first one is Smriti Mardana.
With her record, she crossed veteran leg-spinner Poonam Yadav who has 98 wickets in her cabinet in just 72 games. Deepti bagged the record in just 87 games. The first on the list is veteran West Indies spinner Anisa Mohammed with 125 wickets in 117 games.