India captain Harmanpreet Kaur revealed that everyone in the team is speaking and working about the need for a ‘killing’ attitude within the members of the side in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
On Friday, as India and Australia take the field for the first-ever women’s T20 match in the history of the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, all eyes will be on how Harmanpreet & Co. fare against the Meg Lanning-led side, along with their newly-suggested ‘killing attitude’ originally coming from all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar during Sri Lanka tour in June-July.
“When we toured Sri Lanka, there was a meeting where only players were present. I asked all girls that what is the thing we want to set for our team? So, Pooja gave a very good answer: killing attitude. From there, we are still working on that while doing something during playing and training.”
“We are trying to create that environment where everyone in the team is talking about this killing attitude. I don’t know what things Australia follow, but I can talk about my team. So, killing attitude is something we all are working on,” said Harmanpreet in a pre-match virtual press conference.
Harmanpreet insisted every game in the event would be crucial for them and wants the side to focus on one match at a time.
“See, for us, all the teams are important. Winning all the games is something which is very important in a tournament like this. The first game and other games are also important for us.”
“But the first game is always important because you have to set the tone for the team. Other two teams are important; we made plans for them. For us, it is now one game at a time and right now, full focus in on first game. When other games are going to happen, will put full focus on plans for them.”