‘I just want to fly under the radar’: modest Beth Mooney handed top Wisden award

‘I just want to fly under the radar’: modest Beth Mooney handed top Wisden award

The Guardian

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  • Australian named Leading Woman Cricketer in the World
  • Batter follows in footsteps of Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning

Beth Mooney has been given the 2021 Leading Woman Cricketer in the World award by Wisden – but, typical of Australia’s low-profile World Cup-winning heroine, she would rather not have the honour at all.

The new edition of Wisden, the annual English cricketing bible, reports that on hearing of her prestigious award, Mooney protested: “I don’t want that tag. I just want to be me, and fly under the radar.”

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