The Weber Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) isn’t just a platform for top-tier cricket; it’s also evolving into a vibrant cultural hub where the resonance of Bollywood music is fostering camaraderie among the players. In a recent heartfelt dialogue, Indian cricket luminary Harmanpreet Kaur and Sri Lankan skipper Chamari Atapattu unveiled how the universal charm of Indian melodies is nurturing a seamless environment within the league.
Reflecting on her time with the Melbourne Renegades, Harmanpreet Kaur highlighted the camaraderie among the players, underscoring the unique camaraderie that binds them together. To infuse the dressing room with energy and enthusiasm, she has enthusiastically adopted the role of curating a daily playlist of Indian songs.
“Everyone in the Renegades squad enjoys Indian music, and they’re always eager to listen to my playlist,” Kaur said. Her enthusiasm for Bollywood music has become a unifying force within the team.
Sydney Thunder’s Chamari Atapattu, not just a seasoned cricket professional but also a fan of Hindi songs, was quick to chime in. “I like Hindi songs too. In fact, my Sri Lankan teammates regularly follow Indian music. It’s a shared passion that keeps us connected on and off the field.”
As the candid conversation transitioned to the standard and quality of cricket in the WBBL, both Harmanpreet and Chamari expressed their admiration for the aspiring local talent.
“I believe WBBL and the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) are the two most competitive women’s cricket leagues in the world,” Chamari Atapattu stated. “What gives WBBL the edge is the skills and diversity of local talent that add a unique dimension to the league.”
Harmanpreet Kaur echoed this sentiment, adding, “WBBL has many positives, but the best among them is the approach of the local players in these franchises towards the game. Their dedication and hard work have made the league truly remarkable.”
The rise of local talent in the WBBL has undoubtedly contributed to its reputation as one of the most competitive women’s cricket leagues globally. As Bollywood music creates a sense of unity among players from diverse backgrounds, the league continues to grow and evolve as a hub for emerging talents.