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Heather Knight: ‘I was panicked. I thought I’d lost the World Cup’

England captain Heather Knight has had a whirlwind few weeks since winning the World Cup at Lord’s, including mislaying the trophy on a visit to The Oval

A few days after lifting the Women’s World Cup and following endless press commitments carried out with a beaming smile and a well-deserved headache, the England captain Heather Knight was in her civvies, minding her own business at London Euston. As fate would have it, the big screen in the station replayed the last moments of the final, when Anya Shrubsole yorked Rajeshwari Gayakwad to win it. Barring a few clips online, she had not relived the drama of the nine-run win over India.

“I tried to get my head down,” says Knight. “But a few people stopped me and were like: ‘Oh my god, that’s you!’ It’s quite weird, really, and a little bit uncomfortable. But I guess that comes with what happened that Sunday at Lord’s.”

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