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Kiran Navgire: The Indian batter who smashed the fastest half-century in Women’s T20 Challenge

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Kiran Navgire was born and raised in Solapur, Maharashtra, and began her cricket career in 2016. It was when she moved from athletics to cricket. Navgire competed in javelin throw, shot put, and relay racing before deciding to switch to cricket.

Kiran Navgire looked up to Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni. Dhoni’s calm demeanor and six-hitting prowess motivated her to pursue a career in cricket. While most batters prefer to open their innings with singles and doubles to get a feel for the field, Navgire takes a different approach. If she hits a six early in an inning, she gains a lot of confidence, and that’s what keeps her going.

While playing for Nagaland in the recently concluded Senior Women’s T20 Trophy, she earned a name for herself on the home circuit. The 26-year-old hit 525 runs in the tournament, and she also led the table in runs scored. Navgire chose to play for Nagaland after being rejected by her native state of Maharashtra.

To mark her debut, she broke a couple of records while playing for Velocity in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge. The third game, against the defending champion Trailblazers, had a lot on the line for Navgire’s team, as they had to chase down a mammoth 191-run target. While it appeared to be a challenging task, Navgire made it look easy when she recorded the fastest half-century in tournament history on her debut.

In her maiden game against Arunachal Pradesh, she smashed a 76-ball 162 to become the first Indian, male or female, to score 150 runs in a single T20 innings. Nagaland made it to the knockout stages because of her consistent efforts, but the team fell short of reaching the quarterfinals.

Her tenacity and effort in the game demonstrated how much she wanted her team to win the match and go to the finals. With a six, Navgire reached the half-century mark in just 25 balls, shattering Shafali Verma’s previous record of 30 balls for the tournament’s fastest half-century. Due to her recent performances, it’s not very difficult to conclude that she will be the upcoming Indian representative at the global level. Wishing for her glory and much more record-breaking centuries.

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Pratik Pathak
Pratik Pathakhttps://madovercricket.com/
A full-time learner and a part-time writer. Been unwavering myself to give my share of knowledge on cricket as well as different sports. A web series aficionado and a perennial Breaking Bad and Sherlock admirer.

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