Virender Sehwag congratulates women cricket’s record-breaking duo Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut

 

Virender Sehwag congratulates women cricket’s record-breaking duo Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut

first_imgIndia batting legend Virender Sehwag has congratulated women's ODI openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut who shattered record books for highest opening stand in the 50-overs format for women's cricket.Deepti and Poonam stitched together a 320-run partnership for the first wicket against Ireland in their quadrangular series match at Potchefstroom in South Africa.The Indian openers bettered 268, also for the first wicket, by England's SJ Taylor and CMG Atkins against South Africa at Lord's in August, 2008."Congratulations #DeeptiSharma and #PoonamRaut for a record 320 run opening partnership. The girls played really well. Waah!," tweeted Sehwag.Congratulations #DeeptiSharma and #PoonamRaut for a record 320 run opening partnership. The girls played really well. Waah ! pic.twitter.com/Rzr1DV3fzq- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 15, 2017Deepti, playing her 19th ODI, flayed the Irish attack to amass 188 off 160 balls. The 19-year-old struck 27 fours and two sixes in her fabulous knock. (Mithali Raj to lead India at ICC Women's World Cup)She also became the second highest individual scorer in women's ODIs, behind Belinda Clarke's unbeaten 229 against Denmark in Mumbai back in 1997.ALSO WATCH:last_img

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