Twitter goes wild after Harmanpreet Kaur’s blitzkrieg against Australia
India in the driving seat after Kaur's demolishing innings
Published - Jul 20, 2017 9:48 pm | Updated - Jul 20, 2017 11:25 pm
India, before the start of the knockout match in the Women’s World Cup, was already under tremendous pressure as they faced the team which beat them convincingly in the round robin league. They were precariously placed at 101-3 as they lost the wicket of their quintessential batter Mithali Raj. It was Harmanpreet Kaur who saved the day for the Indians with her blitzkrieg with the bat.
Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bat first and was instantly required to take guard after the wicket of Smriti Mandhana. India was reeling at 35-2 when Harmanpreet walked in to bat to play the innings of her life against Australia, which homes her franchise cricket endeavours. The name Harmanpreet Kaur holds a huge amount of respect in the Australian circuit as she is an integral part of the Sydney Thunder team in Women’s Big Bash League.
The people who did not have any idea about her hitting prowess would know by now, what Harmanpreet stands for in women’s cricket. She completely changed the tempo of the game after she was promoted up the order looking at her familiarity with the Australian side. She remained unbeaten on 171 off just 115 balls, smashing a mammoth 20 boundaries and seven sixes in her innings, as India posted a daunting total of 281 in front of a strong Australian side.
On her way to her monumental innings, she toppled an array of records. Some of them are enlisted below.
- Highest score in a Women’s ODI knock out game
- 5th highest score in a Women’s ODIs
- 2nd highest score for India in a Women’s ODI
- Highest score for India in Women’s World Cup
As a result, Twitter showed a great amount of admiration for the magical knock at Derby today. Many termed her as the Yuvraj Singh of Women’s cricket looking at her innings. This knock of 171* will be regarded as the best World Cup knock in the history of Indian cricket for a long long time.
Let us look at how Twitter responded to the innings
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) July 20, 2017
— R P Singh (@RpSingh99) July 20, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 20, 2017
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 20, 2017
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 20, 2017
— Charlotte Edwards (@Lottie2323) July 20, 2017
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 20, 2017
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 20, 2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 20, 2017
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 20, 2017
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 20, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 20, 2017
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 20, 2017
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) July 20, 2017
Fantastic hundred from Harmanpreet Kaur. What a power player she is in the modern game????. #WWC2017.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) July 20, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) July 20, 2017
281 in 42overs is a wonderful score & Harmanpreet Kaur has just played one of the all time great Innings in any WC match.What a joy#IndvAus
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 20, 2017
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) July 20, 2017
Not sure I agree with the reaction of #Kaur in that moment. A senior/junior player moment. Took away a little of the gloss of an amazing 100
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) July 20, 2017
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur seems to single-handedly batting India in the #WWC17. Long way to go but she's been exceptional, being robbed of 8 overs!
— Kalika (@Journo_K) July 20, 2017
— Ayush Kumar (@1ayush) July 20, 2017
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) July 20, 2017
This Harmanpreet Kaur innings is as epic as Kapil's 175* against Zimbabwe in 1983.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur is only the 2nd player in Women's World Cup to score a century in knockout after Karen Rolton (107* in 2005 final). #WWC17
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) July 20, 2017
— Virat Kohli (@TweetsKohli) July 20, 2017
— Hardik Rajgor (@Hardism) July 20, 2017
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) July 20, 2017
LAST 10 OVERS – 129 runs, 1 wicket
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur scores a century in #INDvsAUS women's world cup semi-final
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Let's all remember that Harmanpreet Kaur played the WBBL this season. She knows this attack well. What a good move that is proving to be.
— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) July 20, 2017
— Nirmalya chakrabarti (@nirmalya24) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur celebrated her hundred by throwing her helmet because Sharma almost ran her out. SHE'S DESTROYING EVERYTHING
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) July 20, 2017
If you want to see the ladies version of yuvraj singh, then watch harmanpreet kaur in wc semifinals vs australia , now.
— RAJESH GUPTA (@rkg04) July 20, 2017
— Mehul Gohil (@MehulGohil_) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur aggressive batting reminds me virat kohli. #INDvsAUS
— Aashish Kushwaha (@ParwanaDeewana) July 20, 2017
One word to describe Harmanpreet Kaur today: Savage ??? #IndvsAus
— Nikita (@_Nikikita) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur, you beauty!! Absolute Carnage ..23 off one over in a women's game #INDvsAUS
— Rohan J Kalathiya (@imrohannnn) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur is single-handedly tearing Australia's bowling apart here. Phenomenal to watch #WWC17
— Katie Falkingham (@KatieFalkingham) July 20, 2017
Harmanpreet Kaur smashed century against Australia in World cup semi finals and after the century smashing the ball even hard…
— #IPL2017 IPL 2017 (@IPL2017_Live) July 20, 2017