Harleen Deol wiki bio: Indian cricketer Harleen Deol is trending all over the internet because of an acrobatic catch that she took in a match against England. The cricketer pulled of a mid-air catch at the boundary rope during the first T20I match against England in Northampton. In the 19th over or the match, Deol caught the ball in mid-air, threw it back into play before stepping over the boundary and then jumped back inside and caught it again mid-air to complete the catch.
Deol’s catch is being called ‘one of the best catches taken in the history of women’s cricket’ and is trending on Twitter. The official Twitter handle of England Cricket too posted the video calling it “A fantastic piece of fielding”. However, the match was cut short due to rain and was ruled by the Duckworth Lewin method which led to the England team win the match.
Here are 10 things we know about Harleen Deol, who took one of the legendary catches in the history of women’s cricket:
1. The Indian cricketer was born on June 21 1998 in Chandigarh and plays for Himachal Pradesh in domestic matches.
2. When she was eight years old, Deol started playing gully cricket with the brother long with the neighbourhood boys due to which several of her neighbours raised objections.
3. However, her family supported Deol’s dream and a year later she started playing national cricket representing her school.
4. She is an attacking right-hand batter and also occasionally bowls right-arm leg-spin.
5. The right-hand batter made her Women’s One Day International cricket debut in the Indian team in the match against England held on February 22 2019.
6. Her Women’s T20 International debut was also in 2019 against England in a match that was held on March 4.
7. She has also played in the Women IPL T-20 challenge and made her debut in May 2019.
8. In the match, Deol played for the team Trailblazers against Supernovas.
9. She also made a 119 runs partnership in the match along with another Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana.
10. Deol was also named in India’s lineup in January 2020 for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup held in Australia.
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