Deepika Rasangika gives credit to Sri Lanka Cricket for her world record

Bahrain’s Deepika Rasangika, who created the world record for highest individual score in Women’s T20Is has not forgotten to give credit to Sri Lanka Cricket.

The 38-year-old Sri Lanka-born Deepika had played more than 60 international matches (ODIs’ and T-20Is) before moving to Bahrain. She scored a mammoth 161 off just 66 balls with 31 fours in the extraordinary innings against Saudi Arabia.

“What I have become as a cricketer or as a person the credit should first go to Sri Lanka, but I’ve moved to Bahrain in 2017 to have a better life for me and my family and Bahrain Cricket Federation (BCF) have given me the opportunity to play international cricket. Because of that opportunity I was able to achieve this milestone. So, I love both the countries equally”, she said over the telephone from Oman, where her team would play two more matches.

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