- Shamser Khalid
Mumbai Indians Celebrate Birthday and Holi Amid WPL
The Mumbai Indians have been having a great time on and off the field during the Women's Premier League. Recently, the team shared several photos featuring them celebrating a birthday and the Holi festival.
A Birthday Celebration Among Friends
Mumbai Indians' skipper Harmanpreet Kaur turned 34 yesterday, and her team made sure she had a memorable celebration. The MI squad organized a special midnight birthday bash for their captain in their hotel with a delicious cake and a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday.'
The team shared a video of the festivities on their Twitter page, which showed Harmanpreet cutting her cake while her teammates cheered her on. It was the perfect way to kick off the skipper's special day, and the squad seemed to have a blast.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the current captain of Team India, is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding female cricketers to come out of India. Leading the Mumbai Indians Women in the Women's Premier League, this all-rounder has amassed an impressive total of 3322 runs in 124 ODIs, with an average of 38.18.
Her ODI career boasts five centuries and 17 half-centuries. Additionally, in T20Is, Harmanpreet has scored 3058 runs, maintaining a healthy average of 28.1.
The Mumbai Indians are on a brief break from the WPL following their latest match. Before celebrating their captain's birthday, the Mumbai Indians celebrated one of the most vibrant festivals in India - Holi.
Holi is a festival widely celebrated in India and other parts of the world. It marks the arrival of spring and celebrates the victory of good over evil.
It is also known as the festival of colors, as people smear each other with colored powder and water. During Holi, people come together with their friends and family to enjoy festive delicacies, dance to music and play with colors.
It is a time of joy, laughter, and merriment. Holi also has a cultural significance, as it symbolizes the end of past grievances and a new beginning of love, unity, and forgiveness.
The franchise recently shared a collage of pictures on their social media handles. The MI players and support staff could be seen coming together to celebrate the festival of colors.
The players had different shades of colors on their bodies and faces, reflecting the joy of the occasion. Mumbai Indians captioned their post with "Rang, pichkari, aur yaari - #HappyHoli, Paltan! 💙 #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AaliRe #wpl2023 #womenscricket."
Mumbai Indians' WPL Status
The Mumbai Indians will return to the field tomorrow for a match against the Delhi Capitals.
Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. outclassed Gujarat Giants (GG) by 143 runs in the tournament opener on Saturday, followed by a nine-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday, March 6.
With four points from two games, the Mumbai Indians are on a roll, and the spirit in their camp is evident from their Holi celebrations. The skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur, said that her team's batting was the same in both games, but they bowled better in the first game than against RCB. She credited the bowlers for restricting RCB to a low score, which was chased down comfortably with 34 balls to spare.
"We just backed ourselves to chase; everyone in the team is happy to do it their way and enjoying themselves," said Harmanpreet at the post-match presentation ceremony.
The Mumbai Indians will face the Delhi Capitals next, and both teams are undefeated in the tournament thus far. The match promises to be exciting, and the Mumbai Indians will undoubtedly look to keep their winning streak going.