Harmanpreet Kaur scored 171* off 115 balls against the defending champions Australia at the semi-finals stage of a world event. That has made her famous instantly, not that she was unknown before. But the 28-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur came into bat when India had lost their openers and were looking to get the innings back on track. She initially took her time, but then cut lose once she knew she was set and the wicket was good. She sent the Australians on a pure leather hunt. Her memorable knock of 171* comprised of 7 sixes and 20 boundaries. She was hitting the ball at will. One can say she was in that zone, where she could put no foot wrong. Some commentators even compared her knock to the one Kapil Dev played against Zimbabwe in 1983. There were commentators who felt she was the right-handed Yuvraj Singh, a big honour!
The best part about her innings was that she looked confident right from the word go. Initially she went at a slow pace till she got her eye in and then she exploded. Even greats like Charlotte Edwards hailed Harmanpreet’s innings as the best she had ever seen. India eventually won the match and secured themselves a date with the hosts in the finals.
But what caught our attention were the tweets for Harmanpreet Kaur. Most of them congratulatory and some were a wee-bit sarcastic. Here are the best of the tweets:
— dharmendra singh (@9999494447) July 21, 2017
— Offroad Camps (@OffroadCamps) July 21, 2017
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) July 20, 2017
— _ Rinmayee _ (@Rinmayee_003) July 20, 2017
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) July 20, 2017
— Lord Snow Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) July 20, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 20, 2017
— Akash Kumar__ (@AkashKu64782024) July 20, 2017
171 off 115 Not Out
Maintain it. You hv honoured the indian daughters. Well done. Tk care of your self. break the record
— Lt Col Puran Lal (@lal_lt) July 21, 2017
— Chinmay Bhogle (@chinmaybhogle) July 20, 2017
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 20, 2017