Harmanpreet Kaur has firmly established herself as one of the most destructive batters in women’s cricket. The India superstar became a global sensation when she blasted a whirlwind 171 not out against Australia in the 2017 World Cup semifinal. It is the second highest score by an Indian women in ODIs behind Deepti Sharma’s 188 runs.
In the following year, she scored yet another whirlwind century, this time in the T20 World Cup with Australia being at the receiving end once again. She became the first woman for India to score a century in T20Is as she blasted 103 runs from just 51 balls.
And on Thursday, Harmanpreet Kaur revealed who is the inspiration behind her destructive batting. The India star revealed that legendary batsman Virender Sehwag is her idol while interacting with the fans on Twitter. The former India batsman is regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game.
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) March 26, 2020
Harmanpreet Kaur, nonetheless, recently led India to the final of the T20 World Cup in Australia. India lost the final against Australia by 85 runs in a lopsided contest. The hosts were just too good for the Women in Blue and outplayed them in all the departments right from the word go.
Harmanpreet Kaur had a poor tournament too by her standards. While young Shafali Verma kept impressing, Harmanpreet Kaur failed to live up to the expectations. In 5 innings, she managed to reach the double digits just once when she scored 15 against Sri Lanka. In other four innings, her scores were – 2, 8, 1, 4.
The right-handed batter will be looking to bounce back whenever the action resumes after the coronavirus pandemic ends. So far, Harmanpreet Kaur has played 99 ODIs and 114 T20Is, in which she has scored 2372 and 2186 runs, respectively.