Indian pacer Kashvee Gautam, secured by Gujarat Giants for Rs 2 crores in the Women’s Premier League auction, shared her enthusiasm to work with mentor Mithali Raj. The 20-year-old, India’s costliest uncapped player, honed her skills after going unsold in the previous WPL auction, impressing with a ten-wicket haul in an U-19 game.
Kashvee, excited about the opportunity, emphasized her focus on impactful lower-middle-order batting and versatile bowling. She acknowledged her parents’ role in her journey and expressed ambitions to contribute to Team India after showcasing her talents with Gujarat Giants.
On being bought by GG for Rs two crore, Kashvee, “I am very excited to be a part of Gujarat Giants. It is quite unbelievable at the moment. I was travelling in the team bus after practice and was informed about the auction by a teammate. The amount kept rising and I was selected.”
Excited to work with Mithali Raj:
“It is a huge opportunity for me to showcase my skills. We have always looked up to Mithali ji. It is a great opportunity for me to interact with her and seek tips from her,” said Kashvee.
“I think teams need to be more impactful in the lower middle order batting. They need to accelerate in the last 3-4 overs, so I have practised accordingly. I have worked on range hitting. I have to be flexible with my bowling, to be able to bowl well with both the new and old balls,” she said.
It feels unbelievable said Kashvee
“As of now, it feels unbelievable. I did not know how to react after I got the news and was wondering what was going on. All the credit for what I am goes to my parents. I think I will add a chain to my collection first!,” said Kashvee.
“She began playing cricket from the age of 13 and what you see today is the result of her hard work. We always trusted her hard work and will continue doing so in the future. She is also a very good student and always scores above 90 per cent. She is a second-year student at Khalsa College and manages her time very well. The aggression you see in her is restricted only to the field of play. At home, she is very cool and calm. She is of a reserved nature. Our dream is to see her play for India one day,” said Kashvee.