Harmanpreet Kaur is once again involved in another controversy. But thank god it is not as severe as the Bangladesh one this time. On Friday, she was involved in an argument with Sophie Devine during the WBBL match between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades.
The Indian skipper was on strike during the 16th over of the match while Devine was bowling. The Indian skipper was marking her stance by tapping the bat on the ground and Devine was already in her run-up.
This caught Harmanpreet by surprise as she was not ready for the ball yet. She stepped away and a little bit of argument started between these two. As Devine believed that she had bowled a dot ball while Kaur wanted it to be a dot ball.
According to the commentators, “Harmanpreet had barely tapped her bat down and Devine was on her way past the umpire. She looked up as Devine bowled the ball. There was no way on earth that Harmanpreet Kaur was ready.”
The commentators further explained that Perth Scorchers’ skipper was angry at the fact that she had started the run-up. And now it was the duty of Harmanpreet to get ready to face the ball.
“I’m ready. I’ve started my run-up.’ It is the duty of Kaur, for the player who is facing strike, to be ready for the bowler.” Sophie stated. The umpire later declared it a dead ball as Kaur did not move her bat and was not even looking up at that moment.
“Scared Of Harmanpreet Kaur”
Perth Scorchers’ wicketkeeper Beth Mooney was on the mic at the moment and the commentators asked her directly. Her hilarious answer has taken over the internet.
Mooney stated “It was a bit of an argy-bargy going on. Harmanpreet and Soph – I’m not sure who would win that battle because Harmanpreet scares me a little bit. I think Soph’s just getting annoyed that she’s taking forever and she taps about 10 times before she looks up. To be fair, the umpire wasn’t going to look at that till she got up, so I’m on Soph’s side. But don’t tell Harmanpreet that.”