The inaugural Women’s T20 League got off to an explosive start with scintillating innings from Mumbai captain Harmanpreet Kaur. The talented cricketer proved her mettle in the very first match of the tournament by smashing an unbeaten 65 off just 30 deliveries.
Kaur’s performance was nothing short of spectacular as she hit 14 fours in her innings and helped her team post a mammoth total of 207/5 in the first innings. Gujarat had a daunting task ahead of them as they came out to chase the target set by Mumbai.
Kaur’s knock was a testament to her skill and power-hitting ability. She looked in complete control of her shots and made the most of the opportunities that came her way. Her ability to find gaps and hit boundaries at will put the opposition under immense pressure.
The Mumbai captain’s innings was a treat to watch for cricket fans all over the world. She played with flair and aggression, hitting the ball hard and far with effortless ease. Her innings also demonstrated her mental toughness and resilience as she kept her cool even under intense pressure.
Kaur’s knock was especially impressive given that it was the opening match of the tournament and the expectations were high. She not only lived up to those expectations but surpassed them with her impressive performance.
Her performance in the first match of the WTL has set the tone for the tournament and has also highlighted the importance of having a women’s league in India. Kaur’s performance is sure to inspire young girls all over the country to take up cricket and pursue their dreams.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Harmanpreet Kaur’s half-century knock in the first match of WTL:
What an innings by Harmanpreet Kaur – 65 in just 30 balls with 14 fours. Absolute crazy striking throughout her innings, a captain's hand by Kaur. Set the WPL inaugural match on fire!
Take a bow, Harman! pic.twitter.com/LgwakUPxpw
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 4, 2023
Harmanpreet Kaur sets the stage ablaze 👏 👏🏻
What an Incredible Innings by her in the first match 😍 pic.twitter.com/MEj81suaRS
— The Sagacious Man (@MordantOfMeadow) March 4, 2023
I will try my level best to be the captain like Rohit Sharma in wpl .
– Harmanpreet Kaur pic.twitter.com/DzpiaoZIGI
— 𝗔𝘆𝘂𝘀𝗵 🇮🇳 (@RofiedAyush) March 4, 2023
We believe in Queen Harmanpreet Kaur supremacy. Let's go captain @ImHarmanpreet 🏆 pic.twitter.com/mzo6cxLdVt
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 4, 2023
Already Setting High Standards For #WPL !!
Take A Bow #HarmanpreetKaur 🙇🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/CkIQUUKA13
— Dr Khushboo 🇮🇳 (@khushbookadri) March 4, 2023
Barbie azam strike rate in psl – 128
Harmanpreet kaur strike rate in wpl – 216
— SRINIVAS VARMA 💤 👀 (@itz_lucky09) March 4, 2023
Other teams after harmanpreet kaur this statement:- pic.twitter.com/YGF77djLH1
— ..𝑯𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒚..𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓.. (@KBC03931185) March 4, 2023
First half century in the history of WPL by Harmanpreet Kaur #TATAWPL #WPL2023 pic.twitter.com/pti4t4IocZ
— Kaushik 🇮🇳 (@the_memer_kid_) March 4, 2023
A steal inning from #HarmanpreetKaur in the opener of #WPL2023. She hammered 65 off just 30 balls with 14 fours. Such a class innings by her, well played. MI are always amazing at finding the right players.
Kaur is way better than overhyped Smriti. She deserves more than 1.8cr.
— Mukesh Chaudhary (@ChaudharyMG08) March 4, 2023