‘I’ve Always Enjoyed Working With Ramesh Sir’: India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur Denies Reports of Rift With Former Head Coach

Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday denied any differences with Ramesh Powar, who was sacked as the head coach less than two months into the T20 format. World cup.

In a repeat of the 2018 saga when Powar was replaced as head coach after being at loggerheads with then captain Mithali Raj India The spinner once again faced the ax and was sent to the Nationals Cricket Academy, reportedly at the request of Harmanpreet.

Harmanpreet, however, categorically denied reports of a rift and termed it as a decision taken by the BCCI.

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“Well, nothing like that. It’s always been fun working with Ramesh sir whenever I get a chance. We’ve learned a lot from him and grown as a team,” he said during their five-match campaign against Australia. said on the eve of the T20I series.

“It is the decision of the BCCI which has gone to the NCA. He will work there as spin coach and Ramesh sir will always be available whenever we go to NCA.”

The board has now appointed Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the batting coach of the team and he will be at the helm for the series against Australia.

in the ‘right hand’

Former India all-rounder Kanitkar was in charge when they won the series in Sri Lanka and Harmanpreet said he is a “suitable candidate” for the job and the team is in the right hands.

Praising his ‘calmness’, he said, ‘We had a great experience with him when we were in Sri Lanka.

“He was always available whenever needed. He brings a lot of experience to the team. We are only looking forward and how we proceed. We are in the right hands. We are in complete agreement with whatever decision the BCCI is taking.

“She’s very calm. We needed someone who could give that calmness on the field. You must have seen that at a critical time in the past, the girls needed that support, someone who could calmly guide and tell us What to do and how to do it with some clear ideas. We experienced this in Sri Lanka.”

He further added that the team was very excited when they came to know that Kanitkar was coming on board.

“If it was a new coach, it would have been difficult, but we have already worked with Rishi sir.

“I don’t think there will be any problems. If a new coach comes, we would have to explain a lot about how we are doing.

“He already knew the type of work we were doing. I don’t think there will be any major changes.”

“When we learned he was coming on board, there was a lot of positivity from the team as we really liked the way he worked with us in Sri Lanka.”

He recalled how Kanitkar was instrumental in the series win in Sri Lanka after their 50-over World Cup loss earlier this year.

“We discussed with him how to achieve our goals and we talked about setting those small goals. He helped us in terms of how to execute the plans.

He said, ‘There were times on that tour when we lost early wickets, but we came back and made big scores. He helped us understand how to bat in such conditions.”

Paying equity is a big motivator

The Indian skipper also spoke on the BCCI’s decision to bring in pay equity, which means centrally contracted male and female players will get equal match fees.

As per the new policy, women players will now get Rs 15 lakh per Test, Rs 6 lakh for an ODI and Rs 3 lakh for a T20 International. The new pay structure will be applicable from the series against Australia.

“It is an excellent decision taken by the BCCI. Equal pay is something that brings a lot of inspiration to current players and upcoming stars.

“It gives a lot of responsibility; We know that whenever we go out and play there are many people watching us. We want to give our 100 per cent.”

“Definitely this was the first step. I am sure there will be more to come. I am sure the BCCI will be thinking about (equal pay) in domestic cricket as well,” Harmanpreet said.

“Domestic cricket is very important. Now, the women’s IPL is coming, and all those things will be important for the domestic cricketers. There is money involved and with that we will get a lot of good domestic matches. Things will come to you. We just need to perform.”

Next goal, a global title

Harmanpreet said that her main aim is to win an ICC global title which is missing from her trophy cabinet.

He said, ‘We now have to play good cricket and take a lot of responsibility as a team. We are reaching the finals in every tournament, but we are yet to win the big trophy. But the way we are playing, a lot has changed in the country.”

Sneh Rana has been ignored for the series but the Indian skipper said she is still on the radar and can bounce back with good performances in the domestic circuit.

“The team members have done well, especially the new girls have done well in the domestic circuit. Anjali took the most wickets and then other players did really well, selection depends on your performance.

“Rana and others are good players, whenever they perform, they will come back,” he concluded.

India will play the first two T20Is at the DY Patil Stadium on December 9 and 11 before heading to the CCI for the remaining three fixtures on December 14, 17 and 20.

This series will be a good preparation for the T20 World Cup starting in South Africa from 10th February.

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