File photo of Pooja Vastrakar.© Instagram
India all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has recovered from COVID-19 and is all set to join the women’s cricket team at the Commonwealth Games. Vastrakar and S Meghna had to stay back in India after contracting COVID-19 before their scheduled departure. Meghna played against Pakistan on Sunday, while Vastrakar will be available for the final league match against Barbados on August 3. His presence gives balance to the team combination.
“She will arrive later tonight,” a source in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) told PTI.
After a disappointing defeat in their first match of the tournament against Australia, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets.
One of the star performers for India against Pakistan was spin all-rounder Sneh Rana, who took two wickets in the same over in his return game.
After the game she said, “It’s a special feeling – everything we had planned in the net session worked out. It’s always special when you play against Pakistan, but it’s just another game.” “
On the crowd at Edgbaston, which is considered a record crowd for a neutral women’s cricket match played in England, she said: “It’s fun to play in front of a big crowd, when some of them are cheering for you. I can hear you.” There were some fans cheering my name on the boundary and it felt really good.”
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