Sydney, ANI. Indian women’s team batsman Harmanpreet Kaur has created history in Australia. Melbourne Renegades star player Harmanpreet Kaur has been named the Player of the Tournament for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian player to achieve this feat, while Phoebe Litchfield has been named Young Gun of WBBL 07.

Harmanpreet Kaur played brilliant cricket for the Melbourne team and enjoyed the tournament. Harmanpreet Kaur not only performed brilliantly with the bat but also with the ball. All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur ended the season with 399 runs, while she also managed to take 15 wickets with the ball. This is the reason that the player who took more runs and wickets than him could not get this award.

Right-handed batsman Harampreet Kaur was voted the top player of the competition by the standing umpires in each match, with 31 votes followed by Perth Skarchers pair Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine ending 28–28 votes. Brisbane Heat’s Grace Harris (25 votes) and Georgia Redmayne received 24 votes. Meanwhile, Hurricanes batsman Mignon du Preez (24 votes) finished in the top six. Harmanpreet Kaur joins New Zealand duo of Devine (twice) and Amy Satterthwaite as international players who have been awarded the competition’s top individual honour. At the same time, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning and Alice Perry have also received this award for Australia.

After winning the Player of the Tournament title, Harmanpreet Kaur said in her statement, “I am extremely happy, this is a big thing that I have achieved. I am very grateful to my team and all the support staff, they have been successful during this time.” Have been very nice and have supported me a lot. It’s totally been a team effort. I was just doing what the team needed from me.”

Edited By: Vikash Gaur