To watch ‘Goddess Mandhana’, Chinese cricket fan from Beijing travels to watch India’s matches

Hangzhou, Sep 25 (PTI) Smriti Mandhana has her fair share of fans but Indian women’s team’s vice-captain must have felt chuffed when she saw a poster captioned ‘Mandhana The Goddess” and being proudly held aloft by a Chinese young man.

But then Jun Yu is possibly a rare species in the Mandarin land, who loves the thwack of the wood meeting the leather. And the love for cricket made him travel 1200 kms from Beijing to Hangzhou in order to watch her “Goddess” in action.

And it all happened when he deep dived into YouTube’s treasure of cricket videos and immediately got hooked to artistry of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Mandhana, three of his favourites.

“I saw Jasprit Bumrah’s spell against Australia in the 2019 World Cup. I follow both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. They are the current greats of the game. Then, there is Suryakumar Yadav and Jaspreet Bumrah. Bumrah was extraordinary against Australia in the 2019 World Cup,” Yu told when

Source: PTI News


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