Kiran Navgire rose to glory after smashing the fastest half-century in the history of the Women’s T20 Challenge in Velocity’s clash against Trailblazers on Thursday. Born & Brought up in Solapur a small city in Maharashtra, Kiran navgire started her cricketing journey in 2016 when she switched to cricket leaving athletics behind.
Navgire’s only motivation to take up cricket as her career is the former Indian Captain MS Dhoni. Shoni’s calm endeavor & six-hitting abilities inspired her to do much more in the sport. While batters usually look to start off cautiously by hitting some singles & doubles to settle on the field, Navgire has a different style. She gains much more confidence if she hits a six early in her innings, and that’s what keeps her motivated.
She made a mark in domestic cricket while playing in the Senior Women’s T20 trophy for Nagaland. The 26-year-old smashed 525 runs & also led the leaderboard for scoring the most runs in the Women’s T20 Challenge. After not being selected by her home state Maharashtra, Navgire opted to play for Nagaland.
She scored a 76-ball 162 runs against Arunachal Pradesh in her debut match & became the first Indian to cross the 150 run-mark in individual innings in T20 Cricket. All because of her swashbuckling innings & efforts, Nagaland advanced to the knockout stages, but the team missed the mark of the quarterfinals.
Navgire registers the fastest Half-century in the Women’s T20 Challenge for Velocity
Navgire didn’t fail to prove her prowess in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge & marked her debut in style. In their third match against the Defending Champions Trailblazers, a lot was at stake for Velocity’s side as they needed to score about 158 runs to keep their final hopes alive. The chase of 191 runs initially looked difficult for Velocity but with Navgire on the crease, the impossible looked possible for them.
Right from the beginning of her stint Navgire was sure that she want to keep her team alive in the chase. She brought up her half-century in just 25 balls to mark the fastest century in the history of the Women’s T20 Challenge. With this remarkable feat, she broke Shafali Verma’s previous record of 30 balls for the fastest half-century in the tournament’s history.
However, with wickets falling at the other end, Kiran single-handedly couldn’t do much for the team. She finally got dismissed in the 17th over. Kiran Navgire’s wicket was the final nail in the coffin for Velocity who lost the match by 16 runs but managed to qualify for the final with a better NRR. It was Navgire’s heroics with the bat that helped Velocity to score 174 runs total above the required 154 runs & fixed a spot into the final of the Womne’s T20 Challenge.
Kiran Navgire’s grit and determination in the game showed how desperately she wanted her team to reach the finals & all her hard work finally paid off. Considering her stunning performances, Navgire has a bright future ahead of her & has the ability to don India’s jersey & represent the country at the International forefront.
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