ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Virender Sehwag says Smriti Mandhana is first version of herself, not female Viru

FP Sports, Jul, 02 2017

Just days after India’s women's cricket captain Mithali Raj shut down a reporter asking who her favourite male cricketer was, it was Virender Sehwag who had to correct a Twitter user over his comparison of dashing India opener Smriti Mandhana to him.

While Mandhana fell for just two runs in Sunday’s match against arch-rivals Pakistan, she has made waves in the ongoing Women’s World Cup with scores of 90 off 72 balls against England and an unbeaten 106 against the West Indies.

It was perhaps these string of performances and the way she bats that led a Twitter user to compare the female cricketer, rather unfavourably, to Sehwag.

However, the former India cricketer, who has made a name for himself in recent months for his quick-witted tweets on the social networking site, was quick to downplay comparisons with a smart reply.

Mandhana's batting has led news outlets to compare her to other explosive left-handers in the men's game like Adam Gilchrist and Sourav Ganguly.

Published Date: Jul 02, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115