Indian Women’s team’s flamboyant all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur caught everyone’s attention when she scored a blistering 171 against Australia in the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup last month. She single-handedly took the side to the final of the prestigious event.
Although India lost in the final, yet the performance of the team was lauded by one and all. The Chief Minister of the state of Punjab – Amarinder Singh had offered Harmanpreet Kaur the role of a Deputy Suprident of Police in the state police department.
The Punjab Cabinet has completed the promise and approved her appointment for the new role in Punjab police. The 28-year-old cricketer had accepted the job and subsequently left her job with the Indian Railways. She will be appointed under a direct quota post.
The cabinet was headed by the Chief Minister himself that also gave the nod to the government jobs to the two children of Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, who was killed and beheaded by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in May this year.
Indian Women’s team being recognized now
After a superlative effort in the World Cup, finally, the Indian women’s cricket in the country has found the required recognition. The team came agonizingly close to winning the final but lost by just 9 runs against England. Yet the whole country applauded the efforts of the team and the players became overnight stars.
Where the women’s cricket in the nation was known by the few names like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami only, several other cricketers have become famous now. Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Raut, Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma are some of the names that emerged from the World Cup.
After the success of the event in England, there has been a demand for a women’s IPL as well. If that indeed happens, that would do wonders for the women’s cricket in the nation.