'Back your strength in any situation' - MI's Humaira Kazi names biggest learning from inaugural WPL
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals to clinch the title in the first-ever WPL season.
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The first-ever Women's Premier League (WPL) provided an ideal platform for uncapped taletns to exhibit their abilities. Humaira Kazi was one of the cricketers who took advantage of the large stage to demonstrate her abilities while representing the eventual champions Mumbai Indians.
Humaira recently shared her takeaways from the inaugural tournament and also opened up on the experience of sharing the dressing room with the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews and Nat Sciver-Brunt.
During a recent interaction with MI, Humaira was asked about her biggest learnings from the tournament and the 29-year-old all-rounder talked about Sciver-Brunt’s performance in the knockout stages, stating that the England cricketer taught her how to back herself in pressure situations. She also lauded Sciver-Brunt for her match-winning performance in the final against Delhi Capitals.
“I think what I have learned personally from a player like Nat, from a player like Amelia is to back yourself, back your strength in any situation. I mean if you see the Eliminator, you could see Nat performing and scoring a 31-ball 72 runs, and in the final, she scored a 50-ball 51. So in the final, the situation was different but still she backed herself. She knew she was the one who could take the team through the line. so that's something that I've learned personally that you have to back yourself in any situation," Humaira said.
"And I think for me, learning from this WPL is very important going forward in the domestic season or the camp that I'm going to be part of," the 29-year-old added.
Notably, Humaira was signed by Mumbai Indians for INR 10 lakh. The right-handed batter played only three games, scoring only eight runs. However, she produced a great fielding performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the group game.