Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scripted history on Friday as she became the first Indian batswoman to score a T20I century, and only the eighth overall. During India’s inaugural women’s T20 World Cup match in Guyana against New Zealand, the ace batswoman scored an epic ton enthralling not just audience in the stadium but people watching the game back home. With her impressive sixes, the captain struck a scintillating 51-ball 103 with so much ease that it left awestruck.
The sensational batting by the 25-year-old star player impressed everyone online — from veteran cricketers to fans, who couldn’t stop cheering for the Moga superstar, who is often compared to Virendra Sehwag in her hometown. Her second fifty was a breeze, coming as it did from merely 16 deliveries, the last 26 off seven balls. Three successive sixes took her from 79 to 97, also taking her tally of sixes to eight.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s knock saw India record a 34-run win over New Zealand in the opening game of ICC Women’s World T20, and Netizens can’t stop lauding her.
T 2990 – Congratulations India Women Cricket T20 team .. victory over NZ and Century by Harmanpreet Kaur, first Women to score 100 runs in T20 pic.twitter.com/L7iG9h0Yy0
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 9, 2018
No team hit 8 sixes in the entire Women’s @WorldT20 tournament in 2016. Harmanpreet Kaur alone hit 8 maximums today. Shows how much women’s cricket has evolved in couple of years. Amazing start to the event. #WT20 👏👏
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 9, 2018
Whatever BCCI are paying Harmanpreet Kaur, the ICC should pay twenty times that. She’s slapping women’s cricket into people’s houses. #harmonster
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) November 9, 2018
See the power of woman! Harmanpreet Kaur scored a magnificent century in the very first game of the marquee tournament to become the first ever Indian woman to score a century in T20Is. En-route her 51-ball 103, she belted 7 fours and 8 sixes. pic.twitter.com/qjgnPTCwQD
— Ullipayala Subbarayudu (@usrayudus) November 10, 2018
— Viswanth Atluri (@viswanth) November 10, 2018
— abhayahluwalia (@abhayahluwalia) November 10, 2018
Aaj hamara seena 64 inch ka ho gaya; Hindustan ki beytiney cricket mydaan mein ek aur record stapith kiya; way to go Harmanpreet; many more to come from you before the sun sets on our future. All the very best. #HarmanpreetKaur
— BSN Rau (@BSN547) November 9, 2018
— Karan Patel (@patelkaran952) November 9, 2018
Harmanpreet kaur becomes 1st Indian women to score 100 in T20.
congrats @ImHarmanpreet for becoming the first Indian and third in the world to score a century in a T20 International. @ImHarmanpreet we are proud of u. Truly amazing innings. pic.twitter.com/47vEGfmJS7
— Rakesh Appaji (@rakeshappaji1) November 10, 2018
— Prasanta kumar Sahoo (@prasantapage) November 10, 2018
— ʀ ɛ ɮ ɛ ʟ (@Gadhvilaxman) November 9, 2018
— Abhishek Sharma (@Hellmate_abhi) November 9, 2018
#HarmanpreetKaur what an innings.. her bat talked and talked loud … The first Indian woman captain to hit T20I century. 🙌🙌🙌🙌
— Balkrishna Harhare (@Bk_harhare) November 9, 2018
— Vigneshwer singh (@wer_vignesh) November 9, 2018
— Raya #AmiKKR (@iamraya1) November 9, 2018
Became a fan of #HarmanpreetKaur today,what a fluidic batting performance.
— Saurabh Mishra (@Le_Mishrable) November 9, 2018
— Ambika Kusum (@ambika_acharya) November 9, 2018
— ⭐️ Lone Star ⭐️ (@shiningstylista) November 9, 2018
— Sunil Sharma (@SunilBKSharma) November 9, 2018
Coming in to bat at number five, she stitched a record 134-run partnership with Jemimah Rodrigues to put India in command. Rodrigues etched her name in record books after becoming the youngest Indian to notch a T20I half-century.