Currently playing in the Women's Big Bash League (BBL), Indian batswoman Veda Krishnamurthy is making headlines for pulling off a Shahid Afridi move after completing a stunning catch during the Brisbane Heat versus Hobart Hurricanes fixture. Veda's incredible fielding effort won many hearts and earned several accolades from all the corners of the cricket world.
Pakistan cricket legend Shahid Afridi also hailed the 25-year old India's women cricketer on-field and retweeted the picture on his official Twitter handle. Afridi also gave a piece of advice to Veda saying: "Good try, work harder and more importantly keep taking wickets you'll get there".
Good try, work harder and more importantly keep taking wickets you'll get there 🙂 https://t.co/CaVnWPS0cZ— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 7, 2018
In the 2nd over of the Brisbane innings, in-form batswoman Beth Mooney was served a full-length delivery which she failed to connect and Veda, who was stationed at the deep mid-wicket region took a flight in the air to grab an absolute stunning low-handed catch. After completing the catch, Krishnamurthy was hugged by her team-mates, who were jubilant with her effort.
The Karnataka-born player also played a handy knock as well as she contributed 33 runs off 22 balls.
Veda has been a regular member of the Indian playing XI. In the year 2017, she played the most number of matches and scored 238 runs for the women in blue. Recently, Veda has been honoured with Vijaya Karnataka sportsperson of the year for her good show with the bat. She is also the third Indian player to play the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia after Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana.