Harmanpreet Kaur became the new internet hero by scoring a smashing 171 and helped team India set Australia a mammoth target of 282 in the semi-final match of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Harmanpreet made her second ODI century and reached the triple figures in just 90 balls. After India lost its opener Poonam Raut early, it was Harmanpreet Kaur who made more than 60% of the total runs.
In her knock of 117 balls, the 28 year-old smashed 20 fours and 7 sixes and got registered the highest individual score by an Indian in the Women’s World Cup. Talking about her commendable innings, Harmanpreet Kaur said,
I didn’t get a chance to bat in the whole tournament, wanted to utilise that opportunity. Whatever I was thinking, I utilised. The plan was to watch the ball and hitting the ball. It was the heat of the moment (Deepti Sharma incident), I said sorry to her. We’re fine now.
After completing her hundred, she smashed eight fours and five sixes in 25 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur played a 137 run partnership with Deepti Sharma and an unbeaten 43-run stand between Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy pushed India’s total to 281.
Harmanpreet’s smashing 171 gave the internet a new hero. Here’s how Tweeple are congratulating Harmanpreet’s win and congratulating Team India’s victory.
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) July 20, 2017
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) July 20, 2017
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 20, 2017
An Innings of a lifetime , Harmanpreet Kaur . What wonderful clean hitting. More than 60% of India’s runs.
Fan ! Over to the Bowlers now. pic.twitter.com/xZlIB2SW4x
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2017
— Harjinder S Kukreja (@SinghLions) July 20, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 20, 2017
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 20, 2017
And yes, India in the final. Wonderful cricket match and an unforgettable performance from @ImHarmanpreet.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 20, 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 20, 2017
The way Indian women’s cricket team is getting all the coverage and attention shows that society is changing. Hope the efforts and determination of these girls get registered and gathers international fame.