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Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricketer), Biography, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Family, & More

Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricketer)

Born on 8th March 1989, Harmanpreet Kaur is a distinguished Indian cricketer who holds the position of captain in the India women’s national cricket team across all formats. She not only represents but also leads the Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League. Harmanpreet plays a crucial all-rounder role for the Indian women’s cricket team, and her outstanding contributions were acknowledged with the prestigious Arjuna Award for Cricket in 2017 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

In a groundbreaking moment in November 2018, she etched her name in history as the first Indian woman to achieve a century in a Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) match. Harmanpreet stands as the sole Indian women cricketer to amass over 3,000 runs in T20Is and is among just three Indian women to surpass the 3,000-run mark in Women’s One Day Internationals (WODI). Adding to her list of milestones, in October 2019, during the series against South Africa, she became the inaugural cricketer for India, irrespective of gender, to participate in 100 international Twenty20 matches.

Harmanpreet Kau Biography 

Bio
Full Name Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar
Profession Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 54 kg
in Pounds- 119 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 32-26-32
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Cricket
International Debut Test– 13 August 2014 vs England Women in Wormsley
ODI– 7 March 2009 vs Pakistan Women in Bowral
T20– 11 June 2009 vs England Women in Taunton
Jersey Number #84 (India)
#45 (Sydney Thunder)
Domestic/State Teams Leicestershire Women, Punjab Women, Railways Women, Sydney Thunder
Bowling Style Right-arm medium fast
Batting Style Right Handed Bat
Records/Achievements (main ones) • Harman took 9 wickets against South Africa Women’s team in 2015 where India tasted the victory by an innings and 34 runs.
• She was signed by Sydney Scorchers in 2016 thus becoming first ever Indian cricketer to play for an overseas T20 franchise.
• When India were wobbling at 35 for 2 in the first 9 overs of the semifinal contest of ICC Women World Cup 2017, Kaur came to crease and relentlessly assaulted the Australian bowlers. She walloped 20 fours and 7 sixes to score the third highest World Cup score and fifth highest overall. Her tremendous knock of 171 not out for just 115 balls helped India score as many as 281 runs in a rain affected match which was reduced to 42 overs a side. She was no doubt given the Player of the Match award after India defeated the six-time world champions with a slightly narrow margin of 36 runs.
Awards • In September 2022, she won the ICC Player of the Month award for her memorable showing in the ODI series in England. 
• In April 2023, she became the first Indian woman to be named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2022 for her splendid 143 off 111 balls that helped India win their maiden ODI series in England since 1999. 
Personal Life
Date of Birth 8 March 1989
Age (as of 2023) 34 Years
Birthplace Moga, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Moga, Punjab, India
School Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar
Family Father– Harmandar Singh Bhullar
Mother– Satwinder Kaur
Sister– Hemjeet Kaur
Religion Sikhism
Hobbies Driving, Listening to Music
Controversies • While playing against Hobart Hurricanes in Women’s Big Bash League 2017, she had been charged for breaching the Cricket Australia code of conduct article 2.1.2; abuse of cricket equipment.

• On 25 July 2023, the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned her for two international matches for two separate breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third match of the ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh in Dhaka on 22 July 2023. After her dismissal in the match, she smashed wickets and termed the umpiring ‘pathetic.’ The ICC also fined 75 percent of her match fee. According to the ICC, Kaur admitted to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision” and “public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match” and that she accepted her punishment. 

Favourites
Film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Cricketer Virender Sehwag
Actor Ranveer Singh
Boys, Affair & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known

 

Harmanpreet Kaur Personl Life & Early life

Born on 8th March 1989 in Moga, Punjab, Harmanpreet Kaur is the daughter of Harmandar Singh Bhullar, a skilled volleyball and basketball player, and Satwinder Kaur. Hailing from a family of baptized Sikhs, her younger sister Hemjeet holds a post-graduate degree in English and serves as an assistant professor at Guru Nanak College in Moga. Harmanpreet’s father, currently employed as a clerk at a judicial court, once harbored dreams of becoming a cricketer and was instrumental as her initial coach when she first ventured into the sport.

Initiating her cricket journey at Gian Jyoti School Academy, situated 30 kilometers  from her Moga residence, she received guidance under the mentorship of Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi. In the early stages of her career, Harmanpreet played alongside men, showcasing her talent and dedication. The year 2014 saw her relocation to Mumbai, where she commenced employment with the Indian Railways. Virender Sehwag served as a significant source of inspiration for Harmanpreet throughout her cricketing journey.

Harmanpreet Kaur career

In March 2009, at the age of 20, she marked her One Day International (ODI) debut in a match against the Pakistan women’s team held at Bradman Oval during the World Cup. During the game, she bowled 4 overs, conceding 10 runs, and showcased her fielding prowess by catching Armaan Khan off Amita Sharma.

Her venture into Twenty20 International cricket took place in June 2009 during the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 against the England women’s team at County Ground, Taunton. In this debut T20I, she contributed 8 runs off 7 balls.

A display of her striking capabilities became evident in 2010 when she played a rapid innings, scoring 33 runs against the England women’s team in a T20I match held in Mumbai.

In a significant turn of events, she was appointed as the captain of the Indian women’s team for the 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final. This responsibility came her way due to the absence of captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Jhulan Goswami, both sidelined due to injuries. Leading the team, she made her captaincy debut against Pakistan women’s, successfully defending 81 runs and securing victory in the Asia Cup.

Harmanpreet Kaur Some Lesser Known Facts About

Harmanpreet Kaur’s lifestyle choices include abstaining from smoking and, as far as is known, she does not consume alcohol.

Her father, currently working as a clerk in a judicial court, once harbored dreams of becoming a cricketer. Despite his deep passion for the game, circumstances prevented him from pursuing his desired path. He played a pivotal role as the initial coach for Harmanpreet when she embarked on her cricketing journey.

In 2010, when she was in dire need of employment, the Punjab Government dismissed her job application for the Punjab Police. However, three years later, the Maharashtra Government, with the endorsement of former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, offered her a position in the Mumbai Division of Western Railways.

Harmanpreet assumed the role of ODI captain for the Indian Women’s cricket team in 2013 during the tour of India by the Bangladesh Women’s team. She showcased adept leadership skills, achieving her second ODI century in the second match of the series. Concluding the tournament with a total of 195 runs at an impressive average of around 97.50, she also contributed with 2 wickets to her name.

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