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Twitterati Goes Berserk As Harmanpreet Kaur Scored A Memorable Century
By CricShots - Nov 10, 2018 10:25 am
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The Indian skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in the shortest format of the game in women’s cricket, when she smashed a 51-ball century against New Zealand in the tournament opener of the Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium, Guyana.

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Harmanpreet Kaur after scoring a century

After winning the toss, the Indian skipper decided to bat first and despite that, they were in a spot of bother at 40 for 3 when skipper Kaur came to the crease. She came into the middle with Jemimah Rodrigues at the other end and both stitched a mammoth 134-run stand to take India to their highest ever total in the World T20.

Kaur took her time but soon found her range. She smashed as many as seven fours and eight sixes during her 51-ball stay and refreshed memories of her knock against Australia in the semi-final of the 2017 World Cup. Kaur now has the most number of sixes for India in T20 innings, beating her own record of five which came against Sri Lanka in September this year.

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The cricket community took to social media to express their elation on the Indian skipper getting a ton. Here are some of the reactions:

The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma also praised the cricketer and said that it was an unbelievable knock from Harmanpreet.

A recently-retired (only from the shortest format) hero of Indian cricket, Jhulan Goswami was among the first to rise in appreciation of a sublime display.

The affection for that knock wasn’t limited to Indian audiences: the world, fierce rivals included, was watching.

Of course, it doesn’t take long for superhuman efforts to be shrouded by sexist accusations in these parts of the world – but a former men’s cricketer, Aakash Chopra fortunately, was there to bat for the women’s team.