UP Warriorz elected to bat first in their match against Mumbai Indians, with Alyssa Healy making an impressive start with the bat. Although the team lost their first wicket early on, Kiran Navgire managed to partner with Healy for a 50-run partnership before being dismissed for 17 runs.
Navgire displayed some impressive shots during her innings, but one in particular captured the audience’s attention for its entertainment value.
During the seventh over of the innings, Navgire was poised to take a swing at the third ball from bowler Amelia Kerr. The delivery was pitched outside off, prompting the batter to attempt a reverse sweep toward third man.
However, the ball struck the back of her bat and soared toward fine leg, ultimately crossing the boundary and earning the batter four runs. The comical incident left everyone in stitches.
In limited-over formats, there is a greater urgency for batters to score runs quickly by finding gaps, leading them to frequently innovate new shots. Kiran Navgire contributed to this trend by unintentionally hitting a boundary off the back of her bat against the Mumbai Indians.