Ice cream lover Mannat’s journey from enjoying avenue cricket in Patiala to Under-19 World Cup glory

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Ice cream lover Mannat’s journey from enjoying avenue cricket in Patiala to Under-19 World Cup glory

As a youth, Mannat Kashyap typically performed cricket with boys at his Vikas Colony residence in Patiala. With her father Sanjeev Kashyap working an ice cream enterprise in Patiala, Mannat would typically ask her father to carry her ice cream when he returned residence after a busy time enjoying avenue cricket. The 19-year-old teenager took a wicket for the Shafali Verma-led Indian Women’s U-19 crew in opposition to the England Women’s U-19 crew within the ICC U-19 Women’s 20 World Cup last in South Africa on Sunday. Mannat took a complete of 9 wickets within the event for the Indian Under-19 crew.

“When Mannat was young, she often spent her time playing cricket with the boys in the street. She always used to ask me to get ice cream after our gully cricket match. A few years later, my niece Nupur Kashyap saw him bowling and asked us to get him admitted to a cricket academy. At that time there was no academy to train girls. We went to Cricket Hub Academy on Sirhind Road and they agreed to coach Mannat. It is a special feeling for all of us to see Mannat playing with the boys in the street to win the U-19 World Cup for India,” shared Mannat Kashyap’s father Sanjeev Kashyap whereas talking to The Indian Express.

Mannat Kashyap’s mother and father with their relations after India’s victory within the Under-19 T20 World Cup on Sunday. (Express images by Harmeet Sodhi.)

After enjoying for the Punjab girls’s cricket crew alongside her cousin Nupur Kashyap, Mannat skilled on the Cricket Hub Academy in Patiala earlier than coaching below coaches Sunil Saggi and Juhi Jain. The left-arm orthodox spinner did nicely within the home Under-19 circuit earlier than being chosen within the Indian Under-19 girls’s crew for the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa. “She came to train with me and Sunil Saggi sir in 2018. She initially started off as a fast bowler but later shifted to a spinner. Having a left arm orthodox spinner is always beneficial for the player but coaches have to adjust their coaching style. So we worked on his good action and run-up apart from line and length. Gradually, he learned how to swing the ball from right to left of the pitch,” remembers coach Juhi Jain.

Kashyap took one wicket within the last and a complete of 9 wickets for the Indian Under-19 crew through the title-winning marketing campaign.

At the U-19 World Cup in South Africa, Kashyap took a complete of 9 wickets together with a 4 in opposition to Scotland earlier within the event. On Sunday, Alexa Stonehouse and Sophia Smale seemed to develop England’s whole with a combating 17 for eight, earlier than Kashyap eliminated Stonehouse within the seventeenth over to go away England at 68 for 9 . Sonam Yadav eliminated Smell within the subsequent over to limit England to 68 in 17.1 overs. “During practice, we used to ask him to bowl 200-300 balls per session and this helped him in improving his stamina as well as understanding the amount of spin,” Jain mentioned.


With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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