Ellyse Perry responds wittyly when asked to select between Kohli and Dhoni as an opening partner. On Wednesday, March 8, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Gujarat Giants.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) women’s squad has some of the best players in the game, including all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Smriti Mandhana’s team is yet to achieve the anticipated results in the first Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023.
Mandhana and company have lost both of their games thus far. They began their season with a 60-run defeat against the Delhi Capitals. After starting the following game on a high note, they came tumbling down, losing wickets at frequent intervals and ultimately falling short in their second encounter against the Mumbai Indians. Their bowlers did little to assist them improve their plight.
After two straight defeats, they will play Gujarat Giants, who are also looking for their first win.
During a Q&A with RCB, the Australian all-rounder was asked to select between former India captains Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. In a video posted on YouTube by RCB, the cricketer was invited to choose one of the two as her opening partner. The 32-year-old responded with a clever retort, claiming that she would select both and bench herself to watch them play.
Who would you choose as an opening partner, Kohli or Dhoni?
Ellyse Perry: I’ll choose both of them to open at the same time so I can watch from outside.
Perry and Australia won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in February
After losing the first two games of the first WPL season, RCB are second from the bottom of the points table. They have a significant challenge to finish in the top three and advance to the next round of the competition. After losses to the Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, RCB will face the Gujarat Giants on Wednesday, March 8, the only club behind them in the points standings.
Perry hasn’t done much in the two RCB matchups, scoring 31 and 13 points, respectively. In the two games, she has failed to take a wicket for the franchise. The 32-year-old was a member of the Australian squad managed by Meg Lanning that won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 earlier this month. After the victory, Australia completes a historic three-peat in T20 cricket. Australia won the T20 World Cup for the sixth time, defeating South Africa by 19 runs.