Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s six-wicket haul in the final against Sri Lanka left an impression on the minds of every Indian and this one shot changed the lives of many, including Kiran Navgir, an athlete from Mire village in Solapur. This one six benefited cricket by harming athletics. Because Kiran, a state-level athlete from Maharashtra, wondered what life would be like in cricket if he could not hit like his ideal Dhoni. Kiran, 28, who played domestic cricket for Nagaland 11 years after Dhoni’s A-shot, came to limelight soon after. All were impressed by his ability to hit big. In the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge against Velocity’s Trailblazers, she will be remembered for an aggressive 69-run innings off 34 balls, scoring an aggressive fast half-century. He will especially be remembered for the five sixes he hit in that innings.
Kiran Navgire, a former athletics player, won several medals in javelin throw and 4 × 100 mitch relay. However, shortly before the 2017 Women’s World Cup, Kiran decided to come to Pune and play cricket. Kiran made his debut for Maharashtra in domestic cricket. However, due to Corona, the game including cricket came to a standstill and when cricket started again, he did not get a place in the Maharashtra team. It was only when she was bored that she realized that Nagaland needed guest players so she applied there and was selected. In the match against Arunachal Pradesh playing for Nagaland in the women’s senior T20 tournament, Kiran made a sensation by playing an innings of 162 off 76 balls. He became the first Indian cricketer to score 150 or more in T20 cricket.
No Indian player has reached this milestone before in T20I and the Indian record for highest score in T20I was 147 runs. Which was scored by Shreyas Iyer in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Kiran Navgire scored a total of 525 runs in 7 matches of the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy played in April-May with an average of 131.25 and a strike rate of 172.69. This performance earned her a place in the Women’s T20 Challenge team.
After the match against Trailblazers, Kiran Navgir said that he likes to hit sixes. “I was told by the captain to play your natural game in this match,” he said. I was playing my natural game. I wanted to end this match with a win but unfortunately it did not happen. ‘ Kiran has also competed in javelin throw, shot put and relay races in athletics. He has also won many medals and trophies in athletics. However, he decided to pursue a career in cricket. Kiran considers former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as her role model.
Dhoni’s unbeaten 91 in the final against Sri Lanka changed Kiran’s life. Because earlier she was more focused on athletics, kho-kho, kabaddi and helping her father in the fields in Mira village of Solapur district. Kiran said, “I watched the 2011 World Cup final and I was inspired by Dhoni’s sixes. He left an impression on my mind. Those sixes inspired me and I always think I can hit such sixes in every match. Am. Kiran said while talking to his teammate Yastika Bhatia, “I feel very good when I hit sixes and practice in the net.” I practice hitting sixes, I watch Dhoni’s game and like to finish the match by hitting big sixes like him.