Breaking myths, hitting stumps and making new records, Harmanpreet Kaur an all-rounder of Indian women’s cricket team is inspiring millions.
Cricket is a gentleman’s game, how about was? Cause it is no longer just a man’s game. Women have entered the game and are dominating their way into the same. One among such incredible women is Harmanpreet Kaur, an allrounder of Indian women’s cricket team.
Hailing from Moga, Punjab Harmanpreet is the daughter of Harmandar Singh Bhullar who is a Volleyball and Basketball player and Satwinder Kaur. She is a great Virendra Sehwag fan and used to play with men in her formative years in the game.
She played her first professional cricket in 2009 with the Women’s Cricket World Cup played at Bradman Oval, Bowral. She bowled 4 overs conceding 10 runs in the match. In 2012 when Captain Mithali Raj and Vice-Captain Jhulan Goswami were out due to injuries, she was named as the Captain for Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final. This was her debut as a Captain, where she played against Pakistan and won the cup defeating them with 81 runs.
Harmanpreet became the first Indian cricketer, male or female, to be roped in by a foreign T20 league. She won the franchise’s Player of the Tournament award for her all-round show in the debut season with inaugural champions Sydney Thunder. Harmanpreet is also the first Indian T20 captain to sign up with Surrey Stars for the second edition of ECB’s Women’s Cricket League. In 2017, she received the greatest sports honours of India, Arjuna Award.
In 2019, she became the first Indian cricketer, male or female, to have completed 100 Twenty20 International matches as a 30-year-old. On January 2020 she became to be named the captain of India’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Harmanpreet Kaur, thank you for hitting your way into a gentleman’s game and inspiring us with your game.