India, May 15 -- Lea Tahuhu, the 28-year-old fast bowler for the New Zealand women's cricket team, isn't quite used to being mobbed by selfie-seeking fans. But a day after the Women's T20 Challenge in Jaipur ended, she-along with compatriots Amelia Kerr and Sophie Devine-were surrounded by a horde of fans at the Jaipur airport.

Their tournament lasted only six days, under the shadow of the mammoth IPL carnival-but the three cricketers enjoyed their brief stardom, and happily obliged.

Tahuhu was part of the Supernovas, the team that won the title. There were three teams in the fray, led by three of India's most prominent cricketers: the Supernovas, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, Velocity, led by Smriti Mandhana, and the Trailblazers, led...