Sana Mir picks an Indian player as her favourite cricketer
Only recently she became the first Pakistan Woman cricketer to reach the top of the ICC ODI bowling rankings.
Updated - Oct 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir recently became the first woman player from her country to become the top-ranked bowler in the ICC rankings. She appeared in a popular show Voice of Cricket last month where the host Zainab Abbas asked her about various cricketing aspects. However, Sana was also asked about her favourite cricketer and she was quick to answer as MS Dhoni and Imran Khan who have been the stalwarts for their respective nations.
Hailed as one of the most successful captains in world cricket, MS Dhoni has all three ICC trophies in his cabinet. He came to the limelight after leading underdogs India to a spectacular World T20 title in 2007. Four years later, his iconic six over mid-wicket brought the World Cup back to India after 28 years.
“MS Dhoni and Imran Khan are my favourite cricketers. Dhoni is an inspiration to me and you can say he is my favourite captains among all as well,” Sana Mir said during the show.
Sana’s career in a glimpse
The right-arm off-break bowler topped the ICC Women’s ODI bowlers’ rankings, narrowly going ahead of Australia’s Megan Schutt and South Africa’s Marizzane Kapp. The 32-year-old was recently part of the Pakistan team that clashed against Australia in the ICC Women’s Championship Series. Although her side lost the series 0-3, Sana Mir, in particular, was in top form.
She picked up crucial wickets in all three encounters, finishing with 7 scalps. Mir, who made her ODI debut back in 2005 against Sri Lanka in Karachi, has represented Pakistan in 112 ODIs and 90 T20Is. She has close to 2500 international runs under her belt and has also bagged a total of 212 wickets in both limited-overs formats combined.
Pakistan recently announced their squad for the upcoming Women’s World T20 which will be held in the Caribbean in November this year. Sana Mir has been named in the 15-member squad which will take part in the mega-event. Pakistan will kick off their campaign against Australia on November 9, and face arch-rivals India on November 11.