Indian cricketer Deepti Sharma said that it was her dream to play Test Cricket for India. Deepti had the desire to play Test Cricket ever since she started playing cricket for the nation.
The 23-year-old recently made her debut in Test Cricket against England in a one-off Test between India and England.
“When I started playing for the country, I always wondered what it meant like playing the longer format of the game, always wanted to don the whites,” Deepti said in a tweet.
“I finally got to live my dream. The feeling was surreal, couldn’t have asked for more. Grateful to team and everyone,” she added.
Deepti Sharma was promoted to bat at number three in the second innings. She went on to score 54 runs. Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia too made vital contributions, scoring 80 and 44 respectively.
Deepti played a knock of 54 runs in the second innings of the one-off Test. On the other hand, Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia played unbeaten knocks of 80 and 44, respectively as India managed to walk away with a draw against England.
“Of course, a Test match requires a lot of patience both in bowling and batting. I got a lot of messages from my home and my dad, this match was very special for me. Every member in the team supported me, Ramesh Powar sir helped me in my bowling,” Deepti said about her experience of playing her first Test match.
India will next play the first of the three-match ODI series against England on 27th July 2021. Following the ODI, both the teams will lock horns in a three-match T20I series starting July 15.
IND vs ENG: India squad
India’s squad for ODIs: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Jhulan Goswami, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.
India’s squad for T20Is: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.
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