Indian women’s team is having a hard time competing with hosts England. Poor weather helped them escape defeat in the lone Test before the Mithali Raj-led side succumbed to loss in the ODI series. A win in the final ODI raised hopes of an Indian fightback in the T20I series but was not the case to be as Harmanpreet Kaur’s girls went down by 18 runs in the first T20I.
Despite England women winning, the moment that stole the show came from the Indian camp. It was a spectacular catch of Harleen Doel that made the world stand up and applaud. Harleen took a stunner to dismiss Amy Jones in the 19th over. Harleen’s acrobatic effort earned her praise from all corners of the world. The latest to join the bandwagon is India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This, by India’s Harleen Deol, will rank among the best boundary catches you’ve seen anywhere in cricket. Men’s or women’s, doesn’t matter.@narendramodi @AmitShah @BJP4India @nishantchat pic.twitter.com/BocXveVIfv
— it's Rashmi khanna (@ItsMe_Khanna) July 11, 2021
PM Modi shared a story on his Instagram account and wrote ‘phenomenal’, tagging Harleen Deol in his story. The PM also shared the video of Harleen’s brilliance which has been posted on the Government’s Instagram handle– ‘mygovindia’.
Earlier, legendary Sachin Tendulkar also applauded Hardeen Doel for her stunning catch.
“That was a brilliant catch @imharleenDeol. Definitely the catch of the year for me!” Tendulkar tweeted.
VVS Laxman also hailed Harleen and said it was as good a catch as one will ever see in cricket. ”
“As good a catch one will ever see on a cricket field, from Harleen Deol. Absolutely top class,” Laxman tweeted.
Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted, “Take a bow @imharleenDeol that’s simply outstanding keep it up.”
Former England women cricketer Isa Guha also praised Harleen for her effort.
“Beaut @imharleenDeol #ENGvIND,” Guha tweeted.
Former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy was left speechless with Harleen’s effort on the boundary to save a six.
“@imharleenDeol simpky amazing,” Sammy tweeted.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also shared a video on Twitter.
“The result didn’t go our way today but here is something special from the game,” BCCI tweeted.
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