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Updated on: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:07 AM IST

'Fav leg spinner in the modern game': Poonam Yadav's heroics turn Ian Bishop's head

Poonam Yadav, along with Taniya Bhatia carried India towards the brink of a victory with world-class performance in the very first match of the Women's T20 World Cup.
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After India's successful attempt at redemption in the first T20 World Cup fixture against defending champions Australia, spinner Poonam Yadav a name for herself with her googlies.

Taking four wickets, the leggie had a massive impact on the match. Yadav, along with Taniya Bhatia carried India towards the brink of a victory with world-class performance in the very first match of the Women's T20 World Cup.

And in doing so, the spinner earned the tag of 'favourite leg-spinner in the modern game' by none other than Trinidadian cricketer turned commentator Ian Bishop.

Replying to Welsh cricket commentator Alan Wilkin's tweet which described Yadav's 'biggest problem' would be standing in-front of the 6 feet and 5 inches tall man, Bishop said: "Ha ha ha. Don't be envious @alanwilkins22. Shes my favorite legspinner in the modern game."

Yadav was speechless for such a praise and was left with no words. It was not only Bishop who was impressed with Yadav's performance, Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle too had a comment for the spinner.

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Yadav's four-over spell ended with 19 runs and four wickets. In the first innings, after a good start, India was in deep trouble, losing three wickets on the trot. Credit goes to the duo of Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma for bailing India out of trouble. Sharma stood her ground after Jemima's wicket and ensured India reach a respectable score.

After Yadav turned the tables on the Aussies, her brilliant spell led India to a huge victory against Australia in the first match of ICC Women's T20 World Cup.

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Published on: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:07 AM IST
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