The inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) provided an ideal venue for uncapped players to showcase their skills. While representing the eventual champions, the Mumbai Indians, Humaira Kazi was one of the cricket players who took advantage of the large venue to showcase her talents.
Recently, Humaira Kazi shared her insights from the inaugural tournament and discussed the experience of sharing a locker room with Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, and Nat Sciver-Bruns.
During a recent interview with MI, Humaira was asked about her biggest takeaways from the tournament. In response, the 29-year-old all-rounder stated that Sciver-Brunt’s performance in the knockout stages taught her how to trust herself in high-pressure circumstances. She also praised Sciver-Brunt for her game-winning performance against the Delhi Capitals in the final.
“I believe that what I have personally learned from players like Nat and Amelia is to believe in myself and my fortitude in all situations. In the elimination, Nat scored 72 runs with 31 balls, and in the championship, she scored 51 runs with 50 balls. Consequently, the circumstances were different in the final, but she still supported herself. She knew she was the only one who could lead the team to victory. “This is something I’ve learned personally: you must always stand up for yourself,” Humaira said.
The 29-year-old continued, “And I think for me, learning from this WPL is very important going forward into the domestic season or the camp that I will be a part of.”
Notably, the Mumbai Indians inked Humaira for 10 lakh INR. The right-handed batter only appeared in three games and scored eight runs. However, in the group game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, she exhibited outstanding fielding.