In a seminal event in women’s cricket history, the WPL Auction took place on Monday. India captain Harmanpreet Kaur was bought by the Ambani-owned Mumbai Indians women’s franchise for a whopping amount of INR 1.8 crore.
The Indian women’s cricket team are currently in South Africa, taking part in the T20 World Cup, and had, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday.
There were big cheers among the players when Harmanpreet Kaur’s name came up in the auction, second only after opener Smriti Mandhana, who was bought by RCB.
MI failed to buy Smriti Mandhana but remained adamant in roping the services of the Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur.
RCB started the bidding and Capitals and MI too entered the bidding war which soon escalated to over 1 crore. UP Warriorz entered at 1.7 crore, but MI eventually acquired Kaur at INR 1.8 crore.
Harmanpreet Kaur is set to be named the Mumbai Indians captain
The 33-year-old Kaur had made his India debut in 2009. Following India’s loss in the 2017 ODI World Cup final under Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet took over the captaincy. She led India to the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia, but lost the final to the hosts.
A hard-hitting middle-order batsman and an off-spinner, Harmanpreet Kaur was rewarded with the Arjuna Award in 2017 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Harmanpreet Kaur Net worth, Salary:
Kaur is a Grade A contracted player and draws a salary of INR 50 lakh annually from the BCCI, in addition to the match fees.
Kaur’s net worth is estimated to be approximately INR 5 crore. This will jump by a singificant amount after she got a contract of 1.8 crore from Mumbai Indians in the WPL auction.
Harmanpreet Kaur Husband and Family info:
Kaur is unmarried and is not reported to be in any relationship. Even if she is in a relationship, she has not disclosed it yet in the public domain.
Harmandar Singh Bhullar and Satwinder Kaur are the parents of Harmanpreet. She has 2 brothers and a sister.