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Google Fails to Recognize Harmanpreet Kaur as India Captain: Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina Lead Twitter Campaign for Women’s Cricket Star

India Women have made it to the semifinals of T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa. They beat Ireland by five runs (DLS Method) in their last group match on Monday. This was their third win in four games and they finished second in Group B.


However, a Google search by a fan sparked a controversy recently. The fan searched for ‘Indian Cricket team captains’ but Google only showed Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, the men’s captain and vice-captain. Harmanpreet Kaur, the women’s captain, was missing from the results.


Former cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina reacted to this and supported Harmanpreet. They started a Twitter campaign for women’s cricket star using #IndianCricketTeamCaptainHarmanpreetKaur.


Yuvraj tweeted:

“If we’ve created this problem, we also have the power to fix it. Let’s do it for women’s cricket! Use this hashtag: #IndianCricketTeamCaptainHarmanpreetKaur on #Twitter #Quora #LinkedIn and #Reddit to spread the word and make a difference!”




Raina also tweeted:

“Join the movement. post the video on Twitter, LinkedIn, Linkedin or Reddit with #IndianCricketTeamCaptainHarmanpreetKaur.”


Savita Punia, India Women’s Hockey Team captain, also joined them. She tweeted:

“Going after a huge cause! Let’s make it happen together #IndianCricketTeamCaptainHarmanpreetKaur.”


Harmanpreet made history in India’s last game against Ireland. She became the first-ever cricketer to play 150 T20Is. She is also the fourth-highest run-getter in Women’s T20Is with 3166 runs.


India will face Australia in the first semifinal on February 23 at Newlands, Cape Town. Australia are the defending champions and they beat India in the final of 2020 edition.