Alyssa Healy: finally coming to terms with her cricket ability and new found hero status
Speaking with Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast show this morning, it seems like Alyssa Healy might be finally coming to terms with her cricket ability and new found hero status.
After being named player of the tournament during Australia’s win of the women’s World Twenty20 final overnight, Healy told hosts Mark Levy and Mark “Piggy” Riddell that the accolades are something that she reflect on and be proud of, but most importantly can take confidence out of moving forward with her cricketing career.
Despite some errors on the field during the decider against England, which Healy put down to nerves, the 28 year old credited the team for staying calm under pressure and to “the bowlers for giving the batting side a bit of a break in only chasing a hundred in the final.”
Ever humble when Levy heaped praise on the talented batter, Healy still can’t believe that she’s taken out the individual trophy saying “I never would have thought I’d win an individual trophy at a tournament like that … but I was pretty stoked to get my hands on the big world cup, as well with my other teammates”.
As soon as Healy touches down on Wednesday night, she’ll be straight back into the nets ahead of her first game of the season for the Sydney Sixers in the WBBL on Saturday against the Melbourne Stars, but she wouldn’t have it any other way saying she’s excited and looking forward to it.
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