, originally, Harmanpreet Kaur Bullar, is an Indian Cricketer. She is an allrounder and was also awarded the esteemed Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2017. Kaur born on 8 March in Moga Punjab to a volleyball and a basketball player Harmandar Singh Bullar and Satwinder Kaur. They are baptised Sikhs. She has a younger sister, Hemjeet, who did her post graduate in English and started teaching as an Assistant Professor at Guru Nanak College in Moga. Kaur trained under Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi, after she joined Gian Jyoti School Academy at Moga. She even played with men in her prior days of career. She later moved to Mumbai to work in Indian railways in 2014. Virender Singh Sehwag was her inspiration to lead her career in cricket.
She made her ODI debut at age 20 against antagonists Pakistan women’s cricket team in 2009 in Women’s Cricket World Cup, 2009. It was played at Bradman Oval, Bowral, where she bowled 4 overs caught Armaan Khan off Amita Sharma and Conceded 10 runs. Kaur made her debut at Twenty20 International in June 2009 against England women’s at County Ground, Taunton, in T20 ICC Women’s World Cup. Harmanpreet was also named the captain of the team against Pakistan’s Women team in 2012 Women’s t20 Asia Cup, since, Captain and Vice-Captain,
, respectively, were both injured. Finally, they had owned the Asia Cup. She was named ODI captain in March 2013 against Bangladesh. She played her 2nd century during this series.
She was also one of the debutants playing against England cricket team of women in Test Match at Wormsley where she scored 9 plus a duck in an inning in August 2014. She helped the team to win the match against Australia in January 2016. Kaur holds the record of the highest individual score in women’s cricket team till date. She was declared in top 10 rankings in ICC ODI Women’s Cricket list in July 2017. Harman was found guilty of submitting fake graduation degree due to which she lost her DSP rank offered to her by Punjab’s government. She hit back at the news reports saying she has not been demoted and trusts her department on whatever decisions they make. The last league she played was Kia Superleague, England. Harman has had her ups and downs but nothing was able to come between her spirit of sports and her; and that’s what makes her a pro player and an inspiration to other pursuing sports, especially women of today.