UP Warriors beat Gujarat Giants by three wickets with a ball to spare in a thrilling match in the Women’s Premier League on Sunday. In this match, UP’s Grace Harris played an unbeaten stormy inning of 59 runs in 26 balls.

However, the foundation of this victory was laid by Kiran Navgire. She scored 53 runs in 43 balls while batting carefully. She hit five fours and two sixes in his innings, her innings gave the UP team a chance to chase, which was completed by Harris.

Kiran holds many records in cricket –

Kiran caught the attention of the fans not only with her batting but also with her bat. According to media reports, Kiran did not get any sponsor of the bat, so she came out to bat on the field by writing MSD and her jersey number 07 (seven) in the short form of her idol Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Kiran comes from a very poor family.

However, she has many big records in cricket. Kiran has earned name not only in cricket but also in the world of athletics.

Parents were watching daughter batting on mobile –

Kiran, 27 years old, was born in Solapur, Maharashtra. She represents Nagaland in domestic cricket. Kiran has also played six T20I matches in her international career. Kiran’s father is a farmer and mother is a housewife, she also has two brothers.

While Kiran was batting on Sunday, her parents were watching the proud moment on their mobiles. Its picture has also come to the fore. Prior to the Women’s Premier League, Kiran has also played in the Women’s T20I Challenge held in India till last year, she was on the Velocity team. There is also a special record in his name in this league. Last year, Kiran scored a 25-ball half-century against Trailblazers in this tournament, which is the fastest half-century in this tournament.

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Kiran has scored 150+ runs in T20s –

She scored an unbeaten 162 against Arunachal Pradesh in the Women’s Senior T20I Trophy last year while playing for Nagaland, this is also the best individual score in this tournament so far.

Kiran is the first Indian cricketer (female) to score 150+ runs in a T20I match. Kiran was into athletics before joining cricket. She has won more than 100 medals at the university level in athletics. In the year 2011-12, Kiran won the gold medal in Javelin Throw.

Dhoni is Kiran’s inspiration –

Kiran always says that it was because of Dhoni that she started playing cricket and she is her role model and inspiration. Kiran started following Dhoni after India’s victory in the 2011 ODI World Cup. Kiran says that she had no idea about women’s cricket and had only seen men playing cricket. After this Kiran started playing cricket with the boys of the village.

In this way, gradually Kiran’s attachment to cricket increased and now she has become a superstar. Kiran also wrote the name of his ideal Dhoni on the bat.

This is how Kiran Navgire came into cricket –

Kiran had come to bat during a university match. Then a coach present there had seen Kiran’s power hitting and got surprised, Kiran was continuously hitting sixes on sixes. When the coach asked Kiran about her choice in the game, Kiran, who comes from a farming family, told him that playing cricket is very expensive and she plays it just for fun.

After a lot of persuasion by the coach, Kiran made up her mind to play cricket, then the coach assured her that she would not have to pay any money for this.


By Ritik Sharma

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