Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian woman cricketer. She performed very well in the Cricket Women’s World Cup held a few days ago. At present, Harmanpreet is one of the capable daughters of the country, by whom the youth are getting influenced a lot. She is not only trying to give a new dimension to women’s cricket with her hard work, but has also increased the interest of many young women towards cricket. She is playing in India women’s cricket team as a successful batsman.
Harmanpreet Kaur Birth and Early Life
Harmanpreet Kaur was born on 8 March 1989 in Moga, Punjab. His father’s name is Harmandar Singh Bhullar and mother’s name is Satwinder Singh. His father is a good volleyball and basketball player. His younger sister Hemjit Singh is working as Assistant Professor in Guru Nanak College, Moga. His sister has done her post graduation (MA) in English. Harman preet Kaur got associated with cricket when she got admission in Gyan Jyoti School Academy. This school was at a distance of 30 kilometers from his house. Here, in the initial phase, she started learning the nuances of cricket from Kamaldish Singh. She came to Mumbai in the year 2014, where her job was under Indian Railways. Harmanpreet Kaur is influenced by Virender Sehwag in cricket.
Career of Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur formally made her debut in cricket at the age of just 20 against Ark Rivals under Pakistan Women in the year 2009. In the same year, she also got a chance to play in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. Playing in this tournament, he gave only 10 runs in 4 overs in a match.
In June 2009, he made his Twenty20 International debut. This tournament was “2009 ICC Women’s World Twenty20”. Here she made her debut against England Women. In his T20 debut match against England at County Ground, he scored only 8 runs in 7 balls.
She also captained the Indian cricket women’s team in the final match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup to be held in the year 2012. At this time both the immediate captain of the women’s team Mithali Raj and vice-captain Jhulan Goswami were out of the match due to injuries. In this series, his captaincy debut took place against the Pakistani women’s cricket team. Under his captaincy, the Indian women’s cricket team won the Asia Cup by defeating Pakistan by 81 runs.
In March 2013, she was appointed captain of the women’s team for the Bangladesh Women’s Tour. One-day matches were to be played in the series here. In the second match of this series, Harmanpreet Kaur scored her second century. In this series, he scored a total of 195 runs at an average of 97.5, which included one century and one half-century. In this tournament, he also took 2 wickets while bowling at an average.
In the year 2014, eight women cricketers made their Test debut, in which Harmanpreet Kaur was also included. This Test match was to be played against the England Women’s Cricket Team. This Test was to be played at the Sir Paul Getty Ground Stadium in Wormsley. However, she could not perform well in this Test match, and only 9 runs were added to the Indian women’s team’s account from her side.
After this, he took 9 wickets in the Test match against South Africa to be held in November 2015. This Test match was being played at the Gangotri Glade Cricket Ground in Mysore. Taking 9 wickets in this test match, the Indian women’s team got the opportunity to win the test match by an innings.
In January 2016, he scored 46 runs in 31 balls in a match of the Australia series. This match was a big chase in International T-20 matches. Indian women’s team got a chance to win the series due to their good cricket performance. Keeping this form intact, she performed well in the Women’s T-20 Cricket World Cup to be held this year. While performing in this World Cup, he scored 89 runs while batting in four matches and also took 7 wickets while bowling. In June this year, she became the first Indian woman cricketer to be signed by a foreign T20 franchise. She was signed by Sydney Thunder for the Women’s Big Bash League champions for the 2016–17 season.
She also performed very well in the year 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. He scored an unbeaten inning of 171 in 115 balls against Australia in the World Cup semi-final to be held in Derby on 20 July. This score currently holds the second position in Indian women’s cricket. In the first place, India’s female player who scored the most runs in an innings, whose name is Deepti Sharma, scored 188 runs. However, he has the record of scoring the most runs in a knockout World Cup inning, breaking Karen Rolton’s record of 107 not out. Harmanpreet Kaur was a part of the women’s Indian team that reached the finals of the 2017 Women’s World Cup. In the final of this World Cup, the Indian women’s cricket team lost to England by just 9 runs.
Harmanpreet Kaur Controversy
A small controversy is also attached with Harmanpreet Kaur. While playing in the Women’s Big Bash tournament, she was accused of breaking Australia’s Cricket Code of Conduct. The charge was based on Article 2.1.2 of the Australian Cricket Code of Conduct for causing damage to cricket related goods.
In this way, Harmanpreet Kaur has brought laurels to the country through her cricket. Seeing them, many girls get the spirit to fulfill their dreams.