While India’s swashbuckling opener Smriti Mandhana kicked off the Women’s Premier League auction in Mumbai, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was purchased by the Mumbai Indians for INR 1.8 crore. She was the second player to go under the hammer after Mandhana, who was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Mumbai Indians signed Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur after a bidding war with the Delhi Capitals. After missing out on her compatriot Smriti Mandhana, Mumbai were successful in acquiring the prized cricketer.
Kaur, who is currently leading the Indian team in the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, is expected to lead the team in the tournament’s inaugural edition. Under her leadership, the Indian team won a thrilling match against archrivals Pakistan on Sunday, February 12.
Because of her all-around abilities on the field, the Indian captain has become a household name in white-ball cricket. When Sydney Thunder signed Kaur for the Women’s Big Bash League in 2016, she became the first Indian cricketer to play in an overseas league. She has been in charge of the national team since former Indian cricketer Mithali Raj stepped down.