Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, was criticized for her comments made at post-match presentations after the third one-day international match between India and Bangladesh ended in a draw. Madan Lal, who led India to victory in the World Cup in 1983, and Anjum Chopra, who captained the Indian women’s team in the 1980s, made the criticisms.
The match concluded 1-1, and Harmanpreet voiced significant dissatisfaction with the umpiring.
During the game, when Kaur was called out for nicking the ball, she proceeded to smash the stumps with her bat and then pointed her finger at the two on-field umpires.
According to reports from the local media, when both squads were present for a picture session, Kaur yelled “bring the umpires too!” in an apparent attempt to imply that they were a member of the Bangladesh squad.
After that, at the post-match ceremonies, she had a number of complaints about the officiating.
“I believe that there is a great deal of learning for us to take away from the game. Even putting the cricket to the side for a while, the level of umpiring that was taking on left us really startled. When we return to Bangladesh, we will make it a point to schedule matches with officials that use this style of officiating, and we will get ourselves ready for them appropriately.
During the post-game speeches, she had said, “As I mentioned earlier, some pathetic umpiring was done, and we are really disappointed about some decisions given by the umpires,”
“Harmanpreet should be ashamed of herself for her behavior against the Bangladesh women’s team. She is not above the competition in any way. She brought a terrible reputation onto Indian cricket. According to a tweet that Madan published on Twitter, BCCI need to take very stringent disciplinary measures.
Anjum, who captained India in 41 of their 157 matches, including 12 tests, 127 ODIs, and 18 T20Is, discussed Kaur’s comments. Anjum represented India in a total of 157 matches (12 tests, 127 ODIs, and 18 T20Is).
Anjum’s response to the question of whether Kaur should have been more cautious with what she said was that she believed the captain should have handled the situation better.
“When the hostility subsides and she returns to her normal state, I have no doubt that she will look back on the situation and acknowledge that she should have exercised more caution in the manner that she communicated her disagreement. There is no wrong in expressing your dissatisfaction; the important things are how and when you do it. According to what Anjum remarked in an interview with the Hindustan Times, she also need to have been more cautious with the phrases that she chose to use.
Because there was neither a snickometer nor a ball-tracking system, it is a little bit difficult to assess. But if they (the Indian team) thought that a few choices did not go their way, might things have been handled in a more effective manner? Why did it get to the point that the Indian captain had to go to the post-match presentation and voice her dissatisfaction with the performance? It may have been conveyed to the audience in a more effective manner. How did things get to this point in the situation? The fact that the Indian squad did not perform to their potential may be the source of their unhappiness, but that information might have been kept to themselves in the locker room, Anjum said.