Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur has said that she wants her players to be in an aggressive mindset in the CWG opener against Australia.
Kaur suggested that Vastrakar was the one who came up with the idea of having a ‘killer mentality’ (courtesy: PTI).
- India will begin their CWG campaign against Australia
- Kaur feels that players have come down with the idea of having a ‘killer attitude’.
- The Indian captain was also buzzing around the Pakistan clash
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur wants her players to have a ‘killing attitude’ in their Commonwealth Games opener against Australia on Friday.
India is in Group A along with Australia, Pakistan and Barbados.
Speaking to the media ahead of the opening clash, Kaur said the team needs to cultivate the aggressive mentality that the champions of yesteryear had, as quoted by PTI. The Indian skipper also said that Pooja Vastrakar came up with the idea during the tour of Sri Lanka. The 33-year-old all-rounder, who is out of the squad after testing positive for Covid, made the suggestion during a team meeting.
Kaur said Vastragar talked about it and she immediately liked it.
“During the Sri Lanka tour, we met the players. I asked the girls how they want the team to play. Pooja gave a good answer about the killing spirit. “Now we are working on it whether we are training or practicing. is playing Everyone in the team is talking about it. All the players have embraced it and Pooja always comes up with fun ideas.”
“He has been doing well in the last one year. Usually, senior players give a lot of ideas, but he came up with this and talked about it and I really liked it,” Kaur said.
After the clash against Australia, India’s next match is against neighbors and arch-rivals Pakistan on July 31. As the media hyped the tournament as a big game, Kaur felt that as a player, she was only thinking about performing well on the day. While he admits that as a child, he was excited by the prospect of an India-Pakistan match, as a player, he feels these things don’t matter.
“We know the stakes are high, but when you play you think about playing well. When we were kids we watched the men’s India-Pakistan games. We were excited as kids but nothing like this as players. It’s okay,” Kaur said.
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