Ind-W vs Eng-W: Indrani Roy reveals how MS Dhoni’s advice helped her in getting maiden call-up- Indrani Roy, who plays for the Jharkhand women’s cricket team in domestic tournaments, has received her maiden call up for the national side. The Indian women’s cricket team will travel to England for a one-off Test, 3 ODIs and as many T20Is in the tour which begins from June 16.
“During a training session in Ranchi sometime last year, I had a long conversation with Mahi Sir about how to improve my game and he had told me that I should ensure that I improve my reflexes and movement in the five-metre radius. For wicketkeepers, that’s a key thing and he advised me that I should try and get better. That actually helped me,” Sportstar quoted Indrani as saying.
Roy started playing cricket at the age of 15 and cites MS Dhoni as her idol.
Roy played for the Bengal under-19 team for four years, before signing with Jharkhand in 2014. In 2018, Roy played for the India Blue cricket team, and a year later, also played for India C.
“Learning a thing or two from a legend like Mahi Sir is a privilege and his advice actually helped me improve my game. Every time I hit the ground, I try to remember his tips,” the youngster said.
“Hard work has paid off. I am looking forward to sharing the dressing room with the senior players and learn from them. This will be my first outing with the national team and if I get a chance in the final XI, I will try and do my best,” she added.
In the 2020–21 season, Roy scored two unbeaten centuries in the senior women’s one-day tournament. Roy finished the season as the leading run-scorer in the tournament. This helped her received their maiden call-up for the national side.