It was Harmanpreet Kaur Vs Australia on July 20, 2017, during the semi final match.
Harmanpreet played the game like a boss and conquered the rival team, leaving everyone shocked. The internet got its new hero as soon as Harmanpreet started hitting the balls. The Indian women’s team’s explosive batsman, Harmanpreet Kaur, played a destructive innings against Australia and destroyed the rival team’s bowlers with seven classy Sixes and twenty Fours in a 42 over game.
The vice-captain scored a stunning 171* off 115 balls when it mattered the most. The Aussies were a tough opponent to crush and a special performance was needed to beat them. The score made by Harmanpreet got registered as the highest individual score by an Indian in the Women’s World Cup. The cricketer made more than 60% of the total runs scored by the team.
This incredible knock would be regarded as one of the best knocks in a World Cup. Harmanpreet’s score helped the team build a massive target for the rival team. Her efforts, along with a brilliant bowling performance by the Indian women cricketers, helped the team to storm into the ICC World Cup final, beating a strong Australian side by 36 runs in the semi-final.
Soon, Harmanpreet became a star on social media and thousands of congratulatory tweets started flooding Twitter. Among those were the men in blue who also cheered the Indian women’s cricket team.
Harmanpreet Kaur is a fan of cricket legend, Virender Sehwag. Sehwag is Harmanpreet’s inspiration and getting an appreciative tweet from him was a huge thing for Harmanpreet.
Viru looked really impressed with Harmanpreet’s performance against Australia. Here’s how he praised her clean hitting.
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
Replying to her idol’s tweet, Harmanpreet praised Virender Sehwag’s cricketing skills and said,
Thank you Idol, @virendersehwag, It was pleasure doing what you have been doing over the years.
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) July 21, 2017
To this, Sehwag wished his fan all the best for the Finals and said,
It’s been a privilege and honour to watch you and the team ,Harmanpreet. Wish you the very best for the finals on 23rd. Chak De India ! https://t.co/LJWzkID8R3
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 21, 2017
It’s amazing to see that women cricketers are finally getting the exposure and attention that they have always deserved. Hope people will realize the efforts the players of every sport put into the game to make the nation proud.