Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur denied an alleged feud with former coach Ramesh Powar. She said that the team always enjoyed working with Powar.
Indian Women’s head coach, Ramesh Powar’s tenure ended a while ago. BCCI did not renew his contract and sent him back to NCA as a consultant. Also, BCCI did not even name an official replacement. Hrishikesh Kanitkar is currently the head batting coach of the support staff.
India will host Australia for 5 games T20 series. Ahead of the series, Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur spoke to the media and addressed all the rumors surrounding the ouster of Ramesh Powar. She went on to dismiss all rumors of an alleged rift between Powar and the Indian players.
Ramesh Powar’s ouster ahead of the T20 World Cup comes as a surprise for fans. Reports emerged that BCCI and Indian players were unhappy with Powar’s coaching style, which led to his exit. Powar has been in the news for the wrong reason earlier as well. Former Indian captain Mithali Raj previously accused Powar of favoritism in the team. However, all issues were resolved back then.
“Always enjoyed working with Ramesh sir,” Harmanpreet Kaur
But the fire has ignited again since his exit. However, Harmanpreet Kaur denied all reports of a rift. She said that she and the team always enjoyed working together. Kaur further denied any involvement in his ouster and said that it was completely the board’s decision.
“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 grown as a team,”
“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 is always available”
Harmanpreet Kaur further stated that they are in good sync with batting coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar. She further feels that the team will face no difficulty in adjusting under Kanitkar’s mentorship.
“We had a very good experience with him when we were in Sri Lanka. He was always available whenever it’s needed. He brings a lot of experience to the team. We are only looking forward and how we proceed further. We are in right hands are fully okay with whatever the decision BCCI is taking”
“He’s very calm. We needed someone who can give that calmness on the field. You would have seen that in the past at a crucial time, the girls need that support, someone who can guide with calmness and tell us what and how to do with some clear thoughts. We had experienced that in Sri Lanka”
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