Harmanpreet Kaur was drafted by Surrey Stars © Getty Images
Harmanpreet Kaur was drafted by Surrey Stars © Getty Images

A shoulder injury ruled Harmanpreet Kaur out of the upcoming Women’s Super League to be played in England. Picked by Surrey Stars, Harmanpreet will have to take a month’s break from cricket as an MRI of her shoulder revealed a torn muscle in her left shoulder. Harmanpreet, who is now back from India’s impressive run in ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and is in hometown Moga, will have to be in rehabilitation to get herself up on her feet.

Harmanpreet became a household name after the unbeaten 171 in the World Cup semi-final agaist Australia. As a matter of fact, Harmanpreet played the entire tournament with numerous injuries but was still capable of pulling off her record-breaking feat against the strong Australians.

“I was in bad shape in the later stages of the World Cup but the physios got me going. It would have been great to be a part of Kia League. I had a successful stint with Sydney Thunder in Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) which lifted my game and confidence. I will convey my unavailability to the franchise.There were a couple of injuries before the final, but I was able to play thanks to our physio Tracy Fernandes,” she said. “At one point, it looked like I might have to return from the World Cup. I would like to give full credit to her for playing the full tournament,” Harmanpreet was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Harmanpreet’s maiden Women’s Big Bash League appearance was a success as she was the second-highest run-scorer for her side Sydney Thunder and her absence will definitely be a big loss for Surrey Stars.