The inaugural season of the Women’s T20 League is going to kick off on 4 March 2023 at D.Y.Patil stadium in Mumbai. The Gujarat franchise will take on Mumbai in the tournament opener. But, a controversy regarding the star West Indies All-rounder, Deandra Dottin hit the Gujarat franchise before the start of the tournament.
On 3 March, the franchise announced that the star all-rounder has been ruled out of the competition due to an injury. As a replacement, the Australian all-rounder, Kim Garth has been added to the squad. But, now, Dottin has claimed on the social media platform that she is fully fit and all of these noises are nonsense.
Here are the tweets and updates:
🚨 Another lioness from Down Under, @kim_garth joins our pride! 🇦🇺🦁#WPL #GujaratGiants #AdaniSportsline #Adani pic.twitter.com/vd9z6Ssp0i
— Gujarat Giants (@GujaratGiants) March 3, 2023
I really appreciate all the messages but truth be told I’m recovering from nothing but the Holy Ghost anointing thank you 🙏🏾 #GodIsGood #GodIsInControl
— Deandra Dottin (@Dottin_5) March 4, 2023
Gujarat franchise bought Deandra Dottin for INR 60 Lakhs for the Women’s T20 League 2023
For the inaugural edition of the tournament, the Gujarat franchise bought her for INR 60 Lakhs. Her base price was INR 40 Lakhs. But, now the star Caribbean all-rounder wrote: ‘Get Well Soon from what may I asked,’ while replying to a ‘Get well soon’ message on Instagram. Even on Twitter, Deandra Dottin wrote: “I really appreciate all the messages but truth be told I’m recovering from nothing but the Holy Ghost anointing thank you.” Speaking about the T20I career of Dottin, she has played 127 matches while scoring 2697 runs with two centuries and 12 fifties.
But, she announced her retirement from international cricket for West Indies during the Commonwealth Games 2022 while representing Barbados. On the other hand, Kim Garth was a part of Australia that won the recently concluded Women’s 20-20 World Cup in South Africa. However, she only played two warm-up matches before the World Cup as she recently shifted to Australia from Ireland. But, hearing such a statement from the Caribbean all-rounder, fans became confused and claimed that controversy arrived even earlier than the start of the tournament.
Here is how fans have reacted to the statement of Deandra Dottin:
Ye to Gadbad he re baba 👀👀😄😄
— Subhendu Kumar Sahoo (@Subhendu0772) March 4, 2023
Chalu…even before the start of tournament
— 🇮🇳 (@happygoluckyim) March 4, 2023
Shuru hua nhi controversy pehle aagyi😂😭
— Basanti🐎 (@bassbasanti) March 4, 2023
Tymal Mills 2.0
— Rahul Patil (@RahulPatil7A) March 4, 2023
Gujrat people busy playing politics in sport
— Shashank Sharma (@Shankify_99) March 4, 2023
Adani's took inspiration from mi
— Supreme Strange(FAN ACCOUNT) (@Doc_Supreme_) March 4, 2023
Wpl controversy started before it's matches😭😭
— Mukulr5 (@RRmuk8649) March 4, 2023
GG to Dottin – pic.twitter.com/CJ9mnPS3ll
— Ritik (@Ritik568) March 4, 2023
Adani bhau yaha bhi manipulation 😭🤣🤣
— Aman (@Aman9385) March 4, 2023