The Indian cricket team batter and captain, Harmanpreet Kaur turned 34 today i.e. March 8, 2023.
Beginning off as a medium-pace all-rounder, Harmanpreet rose up through the ranks, quicker than she’d intended, courtesy of solid performances.
The actual struggle begin when she slid into the Indian side. Among the veterans like Jhulan Goswami and Amita Sharma, Harmanpreet only had to suffer one discouraging day in the field after another as an aspiring lead bowler. She then focused on raising the level of her batting, quickly emerging as the team’s go-to batter in dire situations. Harmanpreet became an off-spinner at her father’s urging and solidified her position as an important player.
Harmanpreet became the first cricketer from India, male or female, to sign with an overseas domestic T20 league. As many as three Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) teams called about signing the tenacious middle-order hitter. She joined the inaugural WBL champion Sydney Thunder and for her all-around performance in the inaugural season, she was given the franchise’s Player of the Tournament title. A few months later, the T20 captain joined Surrey Stars for the second season of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s Women’s Cricket League, becoming the first Indian to do so.
In February, she was roped in by the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) for INR 1.80 crore in the auction. Just before the commencement of the tournament, she was also named the captain of the side.
A cricketer of Harmanpreet Kaur’s stature was destined to secure numerous brand endorsements, which has without a doubt increased her brand value and net worth. Let’s have a glance at the wealth and endorsements of the Indian athlete:
As one of the most renowned players in the world of women’s cricket, Harmanpreet is one of the sought-after athletes in the commercial aspects too. The right-handed batter’s estimated net worth is around INR 23 crore.
In addition to her contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and MI, Kaur also received some lucrative brand endorsement deals, which contributed significantly to her net worth.
Kaur previously signed endorsement agreements with Boost Drinks, MyMaster11, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and ICICI Bank.
The 38-year-old recently formed partnerships with the sportswear company, Puma, and the lifestyle accessory brand, Hapipola.