Danielle Wyatt excited to train with the bat Virat Kohli gifted her
Wyatt was a member of the title winning England side in the recently concluded World Cup.
Published - Sep 11, 2017 12:23 pm | Updated - Sep 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Danielle Wyatt, a member of the World Cup winning England squad, is excited to get to back to training with the bat Indian skipper Virat Kohli gifted her. The England all-rounder had social media buzzing in 2014 during the World T20 in Bangladesh when she tweeted her love for the Indian batter. Virat had gifted her a bat during India’s tour match against Derbyshire later that year. The duo had clicked a picture together as well at that time.
Danielle was a part of England’s title triumph in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup at home where they beat the spirited Indian team by 11 runs in the final at the Home of Cricket. After the mega cricketing event, she was also a vital cog for her franchise Southern Vipers in the Super League, the Women’s T20 league of England. Vipers were the runners up of the tournament where they lost to Western Storm in the summit clash earlier this month.
The all-rounder is back to training ahead of the Ashes series and it seems she is more excited about starting with the bat Kohli presented her. She took to social media to express her excitement and also thanked the Indian skipper for the precious gift. Her message read, “Back training this week. Can’t wait to use this beast Thanks @imVkohli #ping #middlesbiggerthanme.”
This is what she tweeted:
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) September 10, 2017
Danielle for England
Danielle Wyatt made her for England way back in 2010 at an early age of 18 against India in Mumbai. Since then she has consistently been a crucial part of the side. In her 8-year illustrious career so far, she has played 53 ODIs and 70 T20 Internationals. However, she hasn’t convinced the selectors yet for the longest format of the game.
The 26-year-old has picked 27 wickets in ODIs at an average of 26.59. She has done even better in the shortest formats with 46 wickets at an amazing average of 14.58 and an economy of 5.66. Wyatt though has not been a huge contributor with the bat and is expecting to improve her batting prowess in the near future. She must be eyeing a debut in the Test format ahead of the Ashes which is set to be played later this year.