After her heroics against the defending champions Australia, the whole of India has gone mad watching her powerful, hard-hitting quality. She is one of the clean hitters of the cricket right now in women’s cricket. Her blistering knock of 171 runs in 115 balls earned India a final against England as they defeated Australia by 36 runs in Derby.
India piled up a score of 281/4 after the match was reduced to 42 over’s due to rain courtesy Kaur’s unbeaten 171. This is the second highest individual score for any Indian women’s player in ODI’s after Deepti Sharma’s 188 earlier this year. The innings was filled with 20 fours and 7 mammoth sixes. Harmanpreet was in her mood right from the beginning hitting bowlers all over the park and not allowing the bowler’s to settle.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s mother while talking to ANI delivered some important message to all the parents of this country, “Girls must be empowered, and shouldn’t be killed in the womb. The way my daughter made the country proud, other girls should also be encouraged.”
Amid all the celebrations in the neighborhood of Kaur’s house in Moga, her father Harminder Singh reminded, “We want her to further excel, win the World Cup and make the nation proud.” While the youngster from the neighborhood has been dancing to the beats of Punjabi, the family was busy distributing sweets.
While recollecting her childhood memories, Harman’s sister said, “Right from her childhood, she has been playing cricket with boys. She treated Virender Sehwag as her batting idol and even bats like him.
She goes on to add, “Her hunger for runs never dies and this is reflected in her strike rate. Harman is always positive. On the field, she always behaves like Virat Kohli and is aggressive like him. However, off-field, she is quite calm and composed.”
Harmanpreet Kaur raced to 150 from 101 in just 17 balls, while she took 26 balls to complete the second fifty of her innings.