By Puneet Chaudhary - September 26, 2022
Khushboo Chowkse, New Delhi17 minutes ago
‘You are dust – dust trampled by feet. Arise with the restless wind, become a storm and fall in the eyes of those whose feet are under your feet.
This poem ‘Dhull’ by Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena fits the Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar in every way. To make women’s cricket exciting with your strong game in a country where men’s cricket has always dominated, is really like becoming a storm with the help of restless air. Harmanpreet’s aggressive style during batting shows this. The girl who not only became a women’s cricket identity in her village Moga but also managed to make fans across India believe that our girls are no less than the ends.
In one of his interviews, Harmanpreet had told, ‘Earlier when my father’s friends used to come to sea-off me at the airport, they used to say why do I need to try to hit big shots? Girls don’t have the power to play big shots? Try taking only singles and doubles. I didn’t say anything in response to this, but after watching the 2017 World Cup, he started believing that maybe me and my teammates can get the ball across the boundary. Harman’s aggressive batting in every format has proved that long sixes can be hit in women’s cricket too.
Today the story of Harmanpreet is because under her leadership, the Women’s Team India made a clean sweep of England 3-0 in the ODI series played at her home on Saturday. That is, given the British clear on their ground. He himself, taking command from the front, scored 143 runs in 111 balls with the help of 18 fours and 4 sixes in the second ODI. NewsBust India consults Harman’s early coach to know his career graph and personality. Kamaldish Singh Sodhi Special conversation with You also read…
When Harmanpreet was in class 12, she was selected in the Indian team.
Harmanpreet’s coach Kamaldish Singh Sodhi had talked to his father to give cricket coaching.
Moga’s women’s team formed for Harman
Coach Kamaldish Singh Sodhi says ‘My wife and I used to go on walks in Guru Nanak Colony of Moga. We used to run a private school (Gyan Jyoti Senior Secondary School). Whenever I went on a walk I would see Harmanpreet playing with the boys. I thought that I am a cricketer player myself, many people from my family have also made their name in cricket. That’s why I wanted to build a good cricket team in my school as well. So when I saw Harmanpreet, I felt that the skills of this girl could be polished. After this the first women’s cricket team of Moga was formed. With this team we became the state cricket champions.
The glass was broken by Harmanpreet’s six
Kamaldish Singh Sodhi told that Harmanpreet had scored 75 runs in the first match during the state level tournament in Patiala. Harmanpreet made such a strong shot on a ball that the ball reached the neighboring house from the ground. The window panes of the house were broken. The owner of that house came till the ground. He was very angry. But as soon as he came to know that a girl had hit this six, he returned from the ground after being happy.
While playing the Big Bash League last year, Harman had also reached to meet her coach living in Australia.
Harmanpreet is the same even today
Kamaldish Singh Sodhi says that even today he talks many times after the match. Sometimes when Harmanpreet’s performance is not good, I get reprimanded a little. Her son Yadvinder Singh is also Harmanpreet’s coach and keeps on giving her advice on many occasions. Even after getting success, Harmanpreet did not change at all. She still listens to our advice with equal attention.
Great players have a great comeback
In the last two years, Harmanpreet had not given any major performance. In this regard, his coach said that the comeback of those who are great players is equally great. Harmanpreet may not have played a big and memorable innings in the last two years but her spectacular comeback in the second ODI against England has shut the mouths of the critics. After his performance, when people started giving him retirement advice, I had already told them on social media, ‘You have patience. His comeback will be awesome. He proved my point.
Even today, Harman’s childhood coach scolds him for his mistake. Harman is still in touch with him.
Let’s take a look at Harmanpreet’s performance in every format…
Harmanpreet has played 3 Test matches, 124 One Day Internationals and 132 T20 Internationals in an international career spanning 13 years. His aggressive batting can be gauged from the fact that in his Test career, he has hit 6 fours, 325 fours and 46 sixes in One Day International and 233 fours and 67 sixes in T20 International. He has scored 17 fifties and 5 centuries in One Day Internationals, while in T20 Internationals he has scored 8 fifties and 1 century.
Harmanpreet’s performance in T20 Internationals
Harmanpreet’s performance in One Day Internationals
Harmanpreet is at number three in the list of women cricketers who have hit the most sixes. He has hit 17 sixes in 30 matches. Before her in this list, Diandra Dottin of West Indies with 22 sixes at number one and Sophie Devine of New Zealand with 18 sixes at number two.
Has played a bang in the 2017 World Cup too
In the year 2017, the Indian women’s cricket team may not have won the ODI World Cup final, but Harmanpreet’s smoky innings in the semi-finals is still fresh in the minds of the people. Even after five years, his record made in that match has not been broken till date.
The semi-final of the ODI World Cup was being played in Derby on 20 July 2017. He played an unbeaten innings of 171 runs in 115 balls at a strike rate of 148.69. During this, his bat hit 20 fours and 7 sixes. In this way, Harmanpreet holds the record of scoring the most runs while playing in the fourth position in an innings in One Day International.