Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana says the presence of a sports psychologist has benefited her team immensely. Rana’s remarks came after India beat Pakistan by 107 points in their opening match of the ongoing ICC 50th Women’s World Cup.
“She’s been connected with us for a long time, however, we couldn’t talk much online. So when she’s with us – obviously all of us players have to deal with ups and downs in our careers. That’s stressful when you can’t to play for your team. But we got a lot of positive vibes from our psychologist and she handled everything very well to help us overcome the stressful situation during our career. In my opinion, his presence is a positive thing for our team,” Rana told a virtual press conference. Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar’s fighting shots were backed by comprehensive bowling performances as India beat the Pakistan by 107 points in the fourth match of the current 50-year-old ICC Women’s World Cup.
“Indeed, it was an emotional moment to represent your team at the world cup. It was my dream to represent my country in the world cup team. And yes, finally this moment has come into my life. And if you perform when your team needs it, then it becomes a more valuable moment. So, I feel very satisfied,” said Rana. Pooja Vastrakar (67), Smriti Mandhana (52) and Sneh Rana (53*) were the best performers as India posted 244/7 Vastrakar and Rana formed a stand of 122 for the seventh wicket In the last five overs India scored more runs to bring the tally to the beyond the 240 point mark.
“I have known Pooja for a long time and she is very good at running the strike. In National cricket when she was playing against me and to be honest I thought if she kept playing like that she would win the final match as well. Fortunately, it was our day and we got the win. However, we discussed among ourselves that we are good at swinging the ball and that we are the last pair of hitters. We planned to take the game close and Congratulations to her on being declared Woman of the Match and good luck,” Rana said. When asked if she would like to play at the top of the order, Rana said, “That decision depends on the team management. However, we aim to play in any position our team needs us. If we are given the opportunity to strike at the top of the order, then obviously we will take advantage of it and play our part in the victory of the team.” (ANI)
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