Uncapped players have the perfect opportunity to showcase their talents thanks to the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL). As a member of the eventual winner Mumbai Indians, Humaira Kazi was one of the cricketers who used the enormous stage to showcase her prowess.
Recently, Humaira Kazi told us about the lessons she learned from the first tournament and the experience of sharing a changing room with people like Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, and Nat Sciver-Brunt.
When MI recently asked Humaira Kazi about her key takeaways from the competition, she cited Sciver-Brunt’s performance in the knockout rounds and claimed that the England cricketer taught her how to have confidence in oneself under pressure. She also praised Sciver-Brunt for her game-winning effort against the Delhi Capitals in the championship game.
“I believe that the most important lesson I’ve personally learned from players like Nat and Amelia is to always stand by your strengths. In the Eliminator, for example, you could see Nat perform and score 31 balls for 72 runs, and in the final, she scored 50 balls for 51 runs. In the end, the circumstances were different, but she still supported herself. She was aware that only she was capable of moving the squad forward. Therefore, I’ve personally realized that you must support yourself in every circumstance, as Humaira stated.
“And I think for me, learning from this WPL is very important going forward in the domestic season or the camp that I’m going to be part of,” the 29-year-old continued.
Notably, the Mumbai Indians paid INR 10 lakh to sign Humaira. In his three games, the right-handed batter only scored eight runs. But in the group game, she excelled in the fielding department against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.