Several of India's former and current cricketers hailed batting sensation Harmanpreet Kaur after her magnificent century powered India into the final of the ICC Women's World Cup following a 36-run victory against Australia in the semi-finals, in Derby, on Thursday.
The Indian vice-captain smashed her way to a career-best magical 171 off 115 balls to lift India to 281 for four after rain reduced the match to 42-overs a side. This was India's highest ever total against the Southern Stars and proved to be match-winning as the current World champions managed just 245 in 40.1 overs despite Alex Blackwell's attacking innings of 90.
Harmanpreet's third ODI century was laced with 20 fours and as many as seven sixes. No wonder, it drew comparisons with Kapil Dev's historic 175 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells during the 1983 World Cup campaign.
Several top Indian cricketers past and present, including skipper Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev showering accolades on her on Twitter. Even Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan applauded Harmanpreet's brilliant knock.
Check out some of the top tweets:
Ravi Shastri: Harmanpreet you rockstar. Simply awesome - @ImHarmanpreet @BCCIWomen #TeamIndia #AUSvIND
Sachin Tendulkar: Incredible batting by @ImHarmanpreet! Come on India- Let's go out and win the second half of the game as well. #AUSvIND #WWC17 #WomenInBlue
Brilliant finish by the #WomenInBlue! The pic says it all! Here we come Lord's! My best wishes for the final against England #AUSvIND #WWC17
Virat Kohli: What an innings by @ImHarmanpreet and a brilliant effort by the bowlers also so far.. #INDvAUS @BCCIWomen #ICCWomensWorldCup2017
Kapil Dev: Filled with pride seeing @BCCIWomen perform like this.Congratulations on the great victory. Unforgettable knock by @ImHarmanpreet
Amitabh Bachchan: T 2491 - CONGRATULATIONS .. !! Indian Women's Cricket team .. beat the Aussies to enter the FINAL in World Cup .. all the best .. !!!
Virender Sehwag: An Innings of a lifetime , Harmanpreet Kaur . What wonderful clean hitting. More than 60% of India's runs. Fan ! Over to the Bowlers now.
Congratulations @BCCIWomen . Really proud of what these wonderful girls have achieved for the country. Best wishes for the finals.
Sanjay Manjrekar: One of the greatest ever WC innings & have a look at Australia in the background.
Anjum Chopra: Thx @ImHarmanpreet for showcasing top class batting with grace and timing @cricketworldcup #WWC17 @BCCIWomen. This knock wil b remembered !