Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar has become a household name since she played a dedicated innings to take India to the finals of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. Watching her score an unbeaten 171 out of 115 balls was a pure display of talent and determination. But she has been a force to be reckoned with since her earlier cricket days.
Take a look at some amusing facts about the cricketer who is all set to make her mark in the cricketing world.
Born on March 8 (Women’s Day), 1989 in Moga, Punjab, Harman showed a natural talent for cricket since a young age. She is indeed a woman of today with supreme talent and hard-work taking her to the top.
Coach Kamaldeesh Sodhi acknowledged her rare talent to hit the ball a long distance and invested in her training and arranged for financial paraphernalia.
In 2014, at the age of 25 she moved to Mumbai to work for the Indian Railways with a heavy letter of recommendation from the master blaster Sachin himself.
After captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Jhulan Goswami were declared injured, Harman stepped in as the captain for the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final in 2012. Playing against arch-rivals Pakistan her team managed to defend 81 runs and hence won the Asia Cup.
Her favorite cricketer is Virendra Sehwag. No doubt she takes inspiration from his fiery fours and sixes and is known to create a similar magic with the bat.
Her 2016 achievements include being the first Indian cricketer to be selected to play in Australia’s Women Big Bash League. She is playing for Sydney Thunder in the 2016-17 season.
Lovingly nicknamed as Harry, Harman is also an avid football fan. Although her family is baptised Sikhs, both parents have given enough freedom to their daughter to follow her aspirations in life.