The likes of Virat Kohli, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy has called on fans to support a unique mixed-gender T20 exhibition match, as part of a campaign launched by Royal Challenge Sports Drink.
Apart from Kohli, Mithali, Harmanpreet and Veda, the teams will comprise of few more Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and international women cricketers. Fans can vote to support the campaign online.
When it comes to cricket, it is believed that men and women don't play the same game.
That women lack the pace, intensity and power.
But we say – #ChallengeAccepted.
We’re changing the game with the first-ever mixed gender T20 match. Support us by voting below.
— Royal Challenge Sports Drink #ChallengeAccepted (@RCGameforLife) April 2, 2019
According to RCB spokespeople, this match will be conducted after the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Harmanpreet also shared the promotional video on her Twitter account with the caption: “It’s time to shatter all the stereotypes when it comes to women’s sport. That is exactly why I’m joining hands with @rcgameforlife and saying #ChallengeAccepted. Let’s show our support for the first-ever mixed-gender T20 match: http://www.rcchallengeaccepted.com.”
It’s time to shatter all the stereotypes when it comes to women’s sport. That is exactly why I’m joining hands with @rcgameforlife and saying #ChallengeAccepted. Let's show our support for the first ever mixed-gender T20 match: https://t.co/dclgVmwL1N. pic.twitter.com/F9tHGpJ9Wz
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) April 2, 2019
England’s women all-rounder Danielle Wyatt, who was part of the IPL exhibition game last year, is also excited to witness the battle between Kohli and Jhulan Goswami (nicknamed as Gozzy).
“Wow! Kohli v Gozzy,” wrote Wyatt while responding to the video posted by Harmanpreet.