Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian cricketer. She plays as a batswoman for the Indian women’s cricket team. Kaur is from Moga, Punjab, to Harmander Singh Bhullar, a volleyball and basketball player and Satwinder Kaur. She took to cricket after joining the Gian Jyoti School Academy, where she trained under Kamaldessh Singh Sodhi. She moved to Mumbai in 2014 where she began working for the Indian Railways. Harmanpreet was inspired by Virender Singh.
Career and Records
She made her ODI debut at the age of 20 against arch-rivals Pakistan women’s in March 2009 in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup played at Bradman Oval, Bowral. In the match, she bowled 4 overseas conceding 10 runs and also caught Armaan Khan off Amita Sharma.
In June 2009 she made her twenty20 International debut in 2009 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 against England Women’s at County Ground, Tauton where she scored 8 runs off 7 balls.
Her ability hit the ball a long way was seen when she played quick fire innings of 33 against England Women’s in a T201 game played in Mumbai in 2010.
She was named as Indian women’s caption for 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final, as Captain Mithali Raj and vice caption Jhulan Goswami were out because of injuries. She made her debut as caption against Pakistan women’s as India defended 81 runs thus won Asia Cup.
In March 2013, she named ODI captain of India Women’s when Bangladesh women’s toured in India, in series Kaur scored her second ODI century. She finished the series 195 runs at an average of 97.50 with a century and a fifty along with 2 wickets.
In August 2014 she won, one of the eight debuts that played against England in Test Match and scored 9 and a duck in a match.
Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy of India walk of the pitch during the Semi Final of the ICC Women’s world cup 2017 match between Australia and India.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s heroics in the semi final of the ICC Women’s world cup gave India a place in the final of the tournament where that will be playing hosts England.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Kapil Dev and among many of the cricket superstars who have tweeted about her. While now that the world sees a Star in Harmanpreet Kaur, dig deep and the story that emerges is one of sacrifice, despair, rejection and then triumph.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Punjab CM congratulates Harmanpreet Kaur after heroics against Australia
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday congratulated Harmanpreet Kaur for her outstanding and excellent performance that steered India into the final of ICC women’s world cup in England.
In his congratulatory message, the CM said Kaur – who hails from Punjab’s Moha district has done the state proud by becoming the second highest scorer for India in Women’s ODIs.
He continued saying it was a matter of great honor for all Punjabis that she carved a niche for herself in International cricket with her sheer hard work and dedication.
Wishing her a bright future and success in her life, the chief minister expressed the hope that this ‘ Daughter of Punjab’ would bring more laurels to the state in the field of sports. He congratulated her parents, relatives, and friends too.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s 115- balls 171 not out helped India post a daunting 281/4 in a match that was reduced to 42 overseas a side after an early spell of rain. The Australias kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Such heroic performance in the field of sports, once more proved that women can do anything in any field. Yes! Harmanpreet Kaur really proved it and we are proud of her.