Cricket is the most-watched sport in India and the second-most followed sport in the world. At first, it took some time for men’s cricket to thrive and today, it is watched by countless people globally. Meanwhile, even women’s cricket started to gain attention in the cricket fraternity.
It is fair to say that women’s cricket is slowly making giant strides to reach out to all parts of the world. It is good to know that women’s cricket is immensely popular in India and Australia. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is giving everything to take women’s cricket to the next level.
Several cricket experts want women’s IPL and if things go as per the plan, then we might see even women’s IPL. Cricket Australia (CA) is even going forward than other countries. They made a name for themselves by successfully hosting the Women’s Big Bash League. The women’s Big Bash League is going to start in December.
In addition, several Indian players have been roped in by different teams like Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat and other franchises. Interestingly, it is also the first time when an Indian women player is roped in by every BBL team.
Shikha Pandey stuns the cricket fraternity with a gem of a delivery
Shikha Subas Pandey is a cricketer and a proud officer in the Indian Air Force. She represents the Indian national cricket team. Shikha Pandey is a right-arm medium pacer and middle-order batsman by trait. She also works as an IAF air traffic control officer.
We all know that Team India is currently touring Australia for a three-format series. The solitary pink ball test match recently came to a close. India Women dominating the game across five days and the game ended in a draw due to rain.
Currently, India Women are taking on Australia Women in a bilateral T20 series. India managed to aggregate 118 runs in their first innings. Shikha Pandey showcased her mettle in the bowling unit where she dismissed wicketkeeper-batsman Alyssa Healy.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 9, 2021
She is being hailed for that gem of a delivery. Several experts termed it as the ball of the century. India Women lost the game by 4 wickets but Shikha Pandey won our hearts with a superb delivery.