Exclusive: Harmanpreet Kaur ‘badly wants to go back home’ after frenetic cricket season

first_imgHarmanpreet Kaur, the vice-captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, is in no hurry to accept the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) offered by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for her stupendous show in the just-concluded World Cup.”I am waiting to go back home and the family will sit together before arriving at any final decision,” Harmanpreet, who along with skipper Mithali Raj was given out-of-turn promotions as a gazetted officer by the Indian Railways on Thursday, told Aaj Tak in an exclusive interview.”Railways gave us jobs when we had nothing. They have supported us (10 out of 15 players from the World Cup squad were from Railways) all these years. We are always going to be indebted to our organisation,” she added.Along with the rest of her team mates, Harmanpreet has been on the road for months now. “I so badly want to go back home. It has been almost five or six months since I have been away. The first thing I want to do after returning to Moga is to have some home cooked food made by my mother,” says the 28-year-old who played a sensational match-winning knock of 171 runs in the tournament semifinal against Australia.Meanwhile, her captain Mithali Raj is already focusing on the next year’s Women’s World T20.”I can’t say right now whether I’ll be captaining the side again in the next World Cup or not. However, I will continue to give my best and doing well in the 2018 World T20 remains the next major priority right now,” Raj told India Today.advertisementWhile thanking the fans for their support during the World Cup, Raj said that the fan-following for women’s cricket in India will grow enormously in the future.last_img

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