India women’s team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur created history by becoming the first player from the country to sign for Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
The 27-year-old will be representing the defending champions Sydney Thunder in the high-voltage tournament.
“It’s a great feeling. The WBBL is a great platform for women’s cricketers, being the first player from my country to sign a contract for a BBL club is one of my best moments,” she said to the Sydney Thunder website.
“I was looking at a franchise where I would have opportunities to showcase my talent. That’s why I was keen on Sydney Thunder. My aim is to serve my team to win the WBBL title for the second time in a row. Playing with the best players against the best players is always a great feeling. I would definitely learn a lot of things from them all,” Harmanpreet added.
BCCI President Anurag Thakur also wished Harmanpreet Kaur on this occasion and tweeted:
Congrats Harmanpreet Kaur on becoming the 1st Indian women cricketer to be signed fr Women’s Big Bash League (Australia)! @BCCI
— Lt. Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 31, 2016
Sydney Thunder tweeted:
— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) July 31, 2016
Harmanpreet is all set to play with the best cricketers and is also set to work with Australian legend Michael Hussey at the Sydney Thunder.