Indian Women’s team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has revealed that she was inspired by Bollywood blockbuster film Dangal starring Aamir Khan to do big in International cricket.
Harmanpreet played a crucial role in Women in Blue’s performance in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and took her team to the final by single handedly defeating the Aussie Women in the semi-finals. Her unbeaten 171 run innings stunned the defending champions in the knockout game.
During a recent interaction with the media, Harmanpreet said that whenever she is stressed or need to relax, she likes to watch Bollywood movies. She was moved after watching ‘Dangal’ which talked about Phogat family struggle and hard work they put in to get a Gold medal for their nation.
The young sensation also claimed that she was insulted and abused on numerous occasions when she used to play with the boys during her childhood.
“I used to play with the boys in my childhood where I was insulted and abused many times. The Phogat family always inspires me. But at the end of the day I am glad that along with them I too got recognition after my struggle in a different sport,” Kaur was quoted as saying.
When asked about her cricketing idol, she named the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag.
“I can think of no one else other than Virender Sehwag. With due respect to all other cricketers, there is no one as exciting and as aggressive as him. I try to follow him and am a die-hard fan of him. I was overwhelmed when he congratulated me after my special knock,” replied the Punjab powerhouse.