Due to the coronavirus threat, no sporting events are taking place across the globe. The COVID-19 scare has now restricted players from coming up and talking to the media as well. However, in these desperate times, players have found an alternative to keep interacting with fans and media.
Recently, Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry had a session with TV presenter Ridhima Pathak where she discussed several aspects of the game and also gave insights regarding her life during the lockdown. Pathak conducted a “Would You Rather” challenge for the Australian cricketer.
One of the questions asked to Perry was whether she would want to face Jasprit Bumrah or bowl at Virat Kohli.
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Just a few months back, Perry wanted to bowl to Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar and the Master Blaster took up the challenge and faced six balls in the innings break during an exhibition match in Australia.
The exhibition match was organized to raise funds for the bushfires that caused havoc in Australia.
Perry was also asked if she would want to face England women’s team in the 2021 World Cup final or India.
Perry said she would love to face the Indian said again. The question was, “Face India in women’s World Cup 2021 final or face England in women’s World Cup 2021?” to which Perry replied, “I’ll love to play India again.”
The Australian women’s side on the International Women’s Day (March 8) defeated India in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final in Melbourne. Perry was, however, ruled out of the match due to an injury.
As for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021, it will be played in New Zealand. The tournament is scheduled to start in February. However, the event could be shifted if the COVID-19 threat continues.