WPL 2023: Sophie Devine Deserved A Century – Former Indian Opener Lauds Devine For Her Astonishing Innings

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra lavished a praise on Sophie Devine for her breathtaking knock against Gujarat Giants in the league stage of the Women’s Premier League. Devine single-handedly won the match for RCB as she struck a stunning 99 off just 36 balls missing out on a well-deserved hundred.

Cricketer-turned-commentator, while reviewing the match on the “AakashVani” show on Jiocinema, Chopra lauded Sophie Devine for her stupendous knock, he further stressed that RCB has made a statement by this victory that they are capable to play well.

“RCB not only won this game but issued a statement as well that when they play well, they can play so well. The total was extremely big, which could have been difficult to chase. We should see this match in reverse order. Sophie Devine – 99, she deserved a century,” Chopra said.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra Credits: Twitter

Aakash Chopra was also awe-struck by Devine’s cricketing shots and rated it one of the best innings in the women’s premier league. Sophie Devine struck 9 fours and 8 sixes with a whopping strike rate of 275 before being dismissed by Kim Grath missing out on a well-deserved century, which in turn would have been the first century in WPL history.

“The shots she played, seriously wow. It was the wow innings of the Women’s Premier League. She struck such huge sixes. She not only hit sixes but blew the opposition team away. It should have been the first century of the WPL but unfortunately, she was caught at mid-off at a score of 99.”

Royal Challengers Bangalore made a disastrous start to their campaign in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League. RCB lost their first five games and then came strongly to register back-to-back against UP Warriorz and Gujarat Giants. Royal Challengers will next take on Mumbai Indians in the final league game on March 21.

Virat Kohli Advice Just Changed My Batting Approach – Sophie Devine

After the match winnings performance, speaking to the media Sophie Devine revealed Virat Kohli advised a few things to her when he visited the team in Mumbai. Earlier, ahead of RCB clash against UP Warriorz, Virat Kohli was seen sharing his thoughts with RCB women’s side in the video shared by RCB’s official handle on social media.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli Credits: Twitter

“I talked to Virat Kohli when he visited our camp, his advice just changed my batting approach. I was a bit unlucky I got out on 99 (Laughs) “.

Virat Kohli is always known for inspiring the people around him and his words have brought some luck to RCB women’s team to win back-to-back matches to keep themselves with an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs.

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