Celebrate Harmanpreet Kaur, don't compare her with me: Kapil Dev

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 22, 2017

Having witnessed Harmanpreet's brutality from close quarters, Mithali, once she got out, enjoyed her team-mate's brilliance from the sidelines with other members of the squad. She also told Sportstar that England will be under pressure in the final to be played at Lord's, before boarding a plane to London on Friday.

Meanwhile, the final of the Women's World Cup is slated for 23rd July at the iconic Lord's.

"We're fine now." Given that it was her brilliant knock that put India in the finals of the World Cup and defeat the Aussies who thrashed them convincingly in the group stages, we would say most fans as well as Deepti Sharma must have forgiven for the vulnerable moment. On paper, England are the better team.

Harmanpreet undoubtedly turned out to be the 'Wonder Woman' in the ICC World Cup. In the ongoing Women's World Cup, she becomes the leading run-scorer in ODIs going past England's Charlotte Edwards. We expect her to score a 100 every time she goes out to bat. But what caught our attention during the semi-finals was Harmanpreet Kaur's blistering 171* off 115 balls.

"It was a special innings; we've probably been on the receiving end of two of them this tournament".

"Harmanpreet and Smriti Mandhana had played in the Big Bash League in Australia a year ago so they knew Australian cricketers and their game well".

Before the semi-final, she had faced only 91 balls in five innings. She was very happy and thanked me when she returned to the dressing room. But, what many didn't notice was that India's captain Mithali Raj and teammates Veda Krishnamurthy were in a jovial mood while sitting on the sidelines watching all the action. Asked about the team's preparations for the World Cup final, Arothe said, "Playing a World Cup final, that too at Lord's, is like a dream come true".

"I've played the last eight or nine years with (Kaur), we play for the same domestic side so I've seen the beast mode often, but today to play in a semi-final, that's incredible, she's just fantastic", said Veda.

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