Because of WPL, I got to learn a lot from many experienced players: Shreyanka Patil


In the last edition of the Women’s Premier League, Shreyanka Patil was seen playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Shreyanka Patil (Image Credit- Twitter)

Indian team’s young spinner Shreyanka Patil has recently given her stand regarding the upcoming edition of the Women’s Premier League. Let us tell you, in the last edition of the Women’s Premier League, Shreyanka Patil was seen playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. During his conversation with GeoCinema, he answered many great questions. Shreyanka Patil made her international debut against the England women’s team in December last year.

What did Shreyanka Patil say about her debut series against England?

Actually I did not get the call. Kanika Ahuja called me and congratulated me. I asked him why he was congratulating me. After that I opened my WhatsApp and saw that I had been added to the online group of the Indian team. After this I came to know that it is true and I am going to play for the Indian team. I have played for the Indian A team before and my next goal was to play for Team India.

How did you feel making your debut at Wankhede Stadium?

I thought my debut would be in Bangalore but it happened in Mumbai where many people’s dreams come true. My dream also came true in Mumbai. I felt very honored when all the fans were cheering for the national team. I was bowling and suddenly I felt very excited. I felt happy to see that my family members had also come here to watch the match.

How did you feel playing under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur?

It was the first time when I was playing under Harman Didi and he had given me free rein to bowl. He told me to bowl the way I want to bowl. They have seen me in the Women’s Premier League and I felt very good that the support staff and Amol sir also supported me a lot.

Experience of playing in the previous edition of the Women’s Premier League

I really enjoyed playing in the Women’s Premier League. Not only with batting and bowling, I also had a lot of fun with my teammates and made many friends. Because of this tournament, I got to learn a lot from Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine and Alyssa Perry. I am also eagerly waiting for the upcoming edition.

Experience of meeting Virat Kohli

This moment was the best for me. We were all sitting and thinking this was just another team meeting. After this I saw that someone was coming wearing a black shirt. When he came forward I said, hey this is Virat Kohli. We had played five matches till then and had lost all of them. Many people were telling me to ask questions but not a single word was coming out of my mouth. He encouraged us very well.

How prepared is Shreyanka Patil for the second edition of WPL?

I have got a taste of the first edition of the Women’s Premier League and now I feel I need to hone my craft further. Now we will have to work more mentally also.

Experience playing in WCPL

Before going to WCPL, I had talked to our coach Arjun sir of Bengaluru and he told me that you are not going there to play for the team as a young player but as a foreign player. Whatever experience you have gained from playing in the Women’s Premier League, you have to share it there also. I really enjoyed bowling there and the wicket of Hayley Mathews was the biggest gift of the tournament for me.

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