Harmanpreet Kaur: A Cricketing Trailblazer
Harmanpreet Kaur is one of the most considerable women’s cricket players in the world today. From humble beginnings in Moga, Punjab, she has ascended to turn into the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, and an awe-inspiring phenomenon on the international stage. In this article, we’ll investigate Harmanpreet Kaur’s excursion to cricketing fame, her most memorable moments on the field, and the effect she has had on the game.
Early Life and Career
Harmanpreet was born on March 8, 1989, in Moga, Punjab. Her father was a volleyball and basketball player and once an aspiring cricketer. Now, her father is a clerk in a judicial court. She was trained under Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi when she was in Gian Jyoti School Academy which is 30kms away from her hometown. She used to play with men in her initial days. She moved to Mumbai in 2014 and started working in Indian Railways.
Selection in the Indian Women’s Cricket Team
- She made her international ODI debut against Pakistan Women’s in 2009 in the women’s cricket world cup played at Bradman Oval, Bowral.
- She made her T20 International debut against England Women’s in the women’s T20 World Cup at the County Ground, Taunton in 2009.
- She made her Test debut against England Women’s in a Test Match at Sir Paul Getty’s Ground, Wormsley in 2014.
Becoming Captain for the Indian Women’s Cricket Team
She became captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team for the first time in the 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final as Captain Mithali Raj and Vice Captain Jhulan Goswami were out because of injuries. The match was against Pakistan Women and India defended 81 runs and won the Asia Cup.
The T20 World Cup of 2018 One of the most memorable moments of Harmanpreet’s career came in the 2018 T20 World Cup. In a match against Australia, Harmanpreet scored a blistering 171 not out off just 115 balls, propelling India to a total of 281 for 4 – the highest total in a World Cup knockout game. Her performance was praised by cricketing legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag and cemented her place as one of the best players in the world.
Captaincy and Leadership In 2019
Harmanpreet was named captain of the Indian women’s cricket team. Her leader has been lauded for bringing another level of professionalism and commitment to the team. Under her leadership, the Indian team reached the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup, where they narrowly lost to Australia. Notwithstanding the loss, Harmanpreet’s captaincy was broadly applauded, with many foreseeing that India will keep on working under her leadership.
The Impact of Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur fundamentally affects women’s cricket in India and beyond. Her performances on the field have enlivened another age of young girls to take up the sport, and her leadership has carried another degree of incredible skill to the Indian women’s cricket team. Off the field, Harmanpreet is additionally known for her humanitarian work, supporting causes like schooling and women’s empowerment.
WPL Auction and Selection by Mumbai Indians Women Team
Harmanpreet was bought by Mumbai Indians at 1.80 crores in an inagural WPL(Women’s Premeir Leauge) 2023 auctions. Now she is leading the Mumbai Indians Women’s cricket team in the first WPL 2023.
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