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    ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Harmanpreet Kaur revels in social media attention

    ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Harmanpreet Kaur revels in social media attention

    Harmanpreet Kaur will also soon be seen making her debut in county cricket in August for Surrey Stars.

    Updated: July 5, 2017 4:31 PM IST | Edited By: CricketCountry Staff

    The buzz of ongoing ICC Women s World Cup 2017 is catching the pace across several social media platforms. Fans are now raving about many Indian cricketers that few were aware about, through their social media accounts. But one of the early birds to catch the attention of not only budding cricketers but also the Indian fans and media was star Indian player Harmanpreet Kaur. Her talented batting skills have always left the media abuzz. However, her selection in the Women s Big Bash League (WBBL) was when she received the actual recognition. Harmanpreet will also soon be seen making her debut in county cricket in August for Surrey Stars. Live Cricket Updates: India vs Sri Lanka, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 at Derby

    However, Harmanpreet has maintained a low-profile in the World Cup. Despite all this, Harmanpreet has loved the limelight coming her way for all the right reasons. We are bindaas (cool). We knew that this will happen. Our seniors always told us that when you do well, the media and people will come to you on their own. So we are prepared; it is not that we have not seen or heard this attention, she said while speaking to Wisden.

    As seen, the impact of social media has triggered sudden rise in the popularity of women cricketers. Be it Mithali Raj showing her calmness reading a book during an intense clash or Ekta Bisht s fifer. Also ICC has played a crucial role by showing the highlights of every match to help the commoners understand women s cricket better. Whenever you get time you are looking at your phone and social media; you can see the clips of the players. Family and old friends who don t follow cricket that much, they are giving their views on cricket. Some of my school friends who have never watched cricket are sending us their wishes. So we get to know so many people are following it back home in India, says Harmanpreet.

    Speaking on the progress of her injury and her availability for the remaining games, Harmanpreet concluded, Its fine now. Initially when I was injured, I was really scared. I thought my World Cup is gone. I won t get to play. But my physio and the doctor (at the ground) both did a great job. I can move my hand, I can hold the bat. I still believe god has given me a chance to play the World Cup for my team; so looking forward to some good spells and good knocks for my team.
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