Indian women’s cricket team middle-order batter Harmanpreet Kaur grabbed eyeballs all across the world with her scintillating knock of 171 runs off just 115 balls, against the defending Australians in the semi-finals of the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
Kaur smashed 20 fours and 7 massive sixes in her career-best innings and was lauded by cricket fraternity and fans on different social media platforms.
Well, as quoted by Wisden India, Harmanpreet Kaur has recently revealed the names of her two favourite players, whom she idolizes.
When asked about her favorite player, the Punjab born cricketer named Indian men’s team batting mainstay, Ajinkya Rahane.
In the interview, the 28-year old expressed her respect and admiration towards Rahane and his impenetrable batting technique. She also shared a cricketing trivia about her idol, about how Rahane had once shoulder-armed the ball for around two hours after being told by his coach not to play any shot in the nets. She distinctly named this incident to be responsible for her becoming a fan of Rahane.
Harmanpreet also admires former Indian opener Virender Sehwag in the highest regard. It is very likely that she has developed her batting style by following Sehwag’s mantra, “Watch the ball, hit the ball”. Kaur also revealed that during her early days she used to collect every article about Sehwag and switch off the television after his dismissal.