England women cricket team’s star all-rounder Danielle Wyatt enjoys a huge fan following in India. Ever since her ‘Marry me’ tweet for Virat Kohli went viral on social media, Wyatt has been a household name in the cricket-crazy nation like India.
Recently, Wyatt, who mostly opens the innings for England in T20Is, revealed the name of an IPL team she would love to play for.
Apart from touring India with the English side, Wyatt has been a regular feature in the Women’s Challenger Trophy aka Women’s IPL. She has entertained the Indian crowd with some swashbuckling knocks in the tournament during her last two seasons with team Velocity.
Meanwhile, during a chat with cricket.com, when Wyatt was asked to name one men’s IPL team she would like to be a part of, the 29-year-old unsurprisingly picked Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Notably, she shares a great bond with many Bangalore cricketers other than Kohli.
“I don’t mind any team, really. But I support Royal Challengers Bangalore because they have/had Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal and AB de Villiers. So, RCB would be cool, I’d love to play for them,” she said.
Wyatt, who was a member of England’s 2017 World Cup-winning team, has played 74 ODIs and 109 T20Is. She has one century in ODIs and two tons in T20Is – only England batter with two hundreds in the shortest format.
Apart from picking the men’s IPL team she would love to play for, Wyatt also opened up on her bond with Tendulkar family and revealed that Arjun is getting tougher to face in the nets. “Since then whenever I bump into Sachin or Arjun or whenever they come to Lord’s to train, I go to the nets and ask him (Arjun) to bowl with the new ball to me. But he is getting very quick now. He always says I will bounce you and knock your head off so I don’t like him bowling to me anymore. He is getting too dangerous to face,” Wyatt said.
Wyatt, like other female cricketers, might miss out on playing the game this season as England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has no plans to resume women’s cricket for now.