Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, denied on Thursday that there was any fallout with Ramesh Powar, who was fired from his position as head coach with fewer than two months till the Twenty20 World Cup.
The former India spinner once again faced the axe and was shunted to the National Cricket Academy, reportedly on the request of Harmanpreet Kaur. This is a repeat of the drama that occurred in 2018 when Powar was replaced as the head coach after being at loggerheads with the then-captain Mithali Raj. Powar was fired from his position as a result of their disagreement.
The Indian captain, on the other hand, vehemently refuted the claims of a rift and referred to it as a “choice” made by the BCCI.
She stated this on the eve of the five-match Twenty20 International series that they would be playing against Australia. “Well, it’s nothing like that. I’ve always enjoyed working with Ramesh sir whenever I got an opportunity. We have learnt a lot from him and progressed as a squad,” she remarked.
He will work there as the spin coach, and whenever we’ll go to NCA, Ramesh sir is always available. The board has now roped in Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the batting coach of the team, and he will be at the helm for the series against Australia. “It’s the BCCI’s decision who’s moved to NCA. He will work there as the spin coach, and whenever we’ll go to NCA, Ramesh sir
Harmanpreet Kaur added that former India all-rounder Kanitkar is the “appropriate choice” for the role and that the squad is in the right hands. Kanitkar was in command when they won a series in Sri Lanka, thus Harmanpreet believes that the team is in good hands.
She praised the “calmness” of the man and claimed that they had a very positive experience with him when they were in Sri Lanka.
“He was available at all times, whenever they were needed. He has a great deal of expertise, which is an asset to the club. We are solely concerned with what lies ahead of us and how we will continue. We are in good hands at this point. Whatever choice the BCCI ultimately makes, we have no problem whatsoever with it.
“He is extremely calm. We needed someone who can give that calmness on the field. You would have seen that in the past at a vital time, the ladies need that support, someone who can guide with composure and tell us what and how to do with some clear thinking. He is such person. “He is really calm. ”
That was something that had happened to us in Sri Lanka, and she went on to say that the squad was really excited when they found out that Kanitkar was going to be joining them.
“Had it been a fresh coach, it would have been challenging, but Hrishi sir is someone we are familiar with from our previous endeavours.
“I don’t anticipate that there will be any kind of difficulty. If a new coach had arrived, we would have needed to explain a great deal of information, including how we are now operating.
“He already knew the type of work we were doing. I don’t think there would be any major changes.” “When we got to know that he’s coming on board, the team got a lot of positivity because we really liked the way he worked with us in Sri Lanka.” [Case in point:] “When we got to know that he’s coming on board, the team got a lot of positivity because we really liked the way he worked with us
After the team’s disappointing performance in the 50-over World Cup earlier this year, she recalled how Kanitkar contributed significantly to the success of their series in Sri Lanka.
“When we met with him, we spoke about how to reach our goals, and we also talked about how to set those smaller goals. He assisted us in terms of how to put our ideas into action.
During that trip, there were several instances in which we suffered an early loss of wickets; however, we were able to recover and post impressive totals. He assisted us in gaining a better knowledge of how to bat under those conditions.