Cricket

Australia batter Grace Harris says she takes inspiration from MS Dhoni, wishes to become a finisher like him

  • Press Trust of India
  • October 25th, 2020
  • 15:59:55 IST

Sydney: Australian batter Grace Harris says she takes inspiration from Mahendra Singh Dhoni and she is moulding herself in the role of a finisher like the former India skipper.

Harris, who has played nine ODIs and 11 T20Is for Australia since making her debut  in 2015, smashed 53 off 37 balls as defending champions Brisbane Heat started their WBBL campaign with a win against Perth Scorchers on Sunday.

"I've been watching a lot of MS Dhoni's innings really, I took a bit of inspiration from him," Harris was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

Dhoni, who announced retirement from international cricket in August, is considered as one of the best finishers ever as he has won innumerable matches for India from seemingly hopeless positions.

Grace Harris, who has played nine ODIs and 11 T20Is for Australia since making her debut in 2015, smashed 53 off 37 balls as defending champions Brisbane Heat started their WBBL campaign with a win against Perth Scorchers on Sunday. Twitter @WBBL

Grace Harris, who has played nine ODIs and 11 T20Is for Australia since making her debut in 2015, smashed 53 off 37 balls as defending champions Brisbane Heat started their WBBL campaign with a win against Perth Scorchers on Sunday. Twitter @WBBL

"He (Dhoni) is a fantastic finisher of the game and he might get behind but at the end of the day, they win games and he's ahead of the count. I'm definitely hoping to do something similar to that," Harris said.

Chasing 133, the 27-year-old Harris paced her innings well. She scored 11 off the first 18 balls but then took the opposition bowlers to the cleaners as the required run rate started to climb up.

"I can catch up, it doesn't matter how many dot balls I have  it's not ideal and you want to rotate the strike as much as possible  but in situations like today where I struggle early, it's (about) remaining in a calm mindset," she said.

Updated Date: October 25, 2020 15:59:55 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Virat Kohli: The Test captain who went for win at all costs
First Cricket News

Virat Kohli: The Test captain who went for win at all costs

Going for the win at the risk of losing and playing five bowlers were two non-negotiables for Virat Kohli, India's most successful Test captain.

Harbhajan Singh blames 'some BCCI officials' and MS Dhoni for his ouster from Team India
First Cricket News

Harbhajan Singh blames 'some BCCI officials' and MS Dhoni for his ouster from Team India

Harbhajan Singh last played for India in a T20I match against UAE in Dhaka in 2016.

Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks hit Australian domestic cricket leagues
Sports

Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks hit Australian domestic cricket leagues

Both the men's and women's domestic games were hit hard and Cricket Australia (CA) was forced to make many late schedule changes.