Harmanpreet Kaur to miss England's T20 Super League
Mumbai: In a bad news for the fans of Harmanpreet Kaur, the flamboyant Indian batswoman has been ruled out of England's Twenty20 Super League owing to a shoulder injury.
Harmanpreet was contracted by Surrey Stars in the domestic T20 competition, but will have to stay away from the sport for the next month to fully recover from the injury.
The batswoman, who became a renowned personality in the country with her unbeaten 171 off 115 balls against Australia in the semifinal of ICC Women’s World Cup, had sustained the injury during the later stage of the tournament.
The 28-year-old also scored a commendable half-century in the final against the hosting England side but could not lead her team over the line to lift the coveted trophy. England finally won the match by 9 runs to get their fourth title victory.
"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," she confirmed the reports of having an injury while talking to a leading Indian daily.
Last Sunday, the administration and politicians organised a grand welcome in her hometown Moga to celebrate her tremendous inning in the semifinal of WWC. Responding to such a grand welcome, Harmanpreet Kaur said she wasn’t used to such starry and glittery welcomes.