India stormed into the finals of the ICC Women's World Cup on Thursday after stunning six times champion Australia courtesy Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliant knock 171 not out off 115 balls.
Harmanpreet's blistering century helped the Indian team make a resounding comeback into the match and lay down an imposing 281 run-target after they were in a real spot of bother losing two quick wickets.
Harmanpreet's parents are over the moon with their daughter's match winning performance and her mother overjoyed with emotions has urged the nation to empower their daughters.
Expressing happiness over her daughter's achievement, Kaur's mother said the entire family used to enjoy her game and would just stick to the television set to watch her game.
"I just want to say, other women, that the way my daughter has made us proud, they should also give their daughter a chance to live their dream and shouldn't kill them in the womb," Kaur's mother told ANI.
She gave the credit of Kaur's achievement to her father, saying that he supported her the most and was the one to take her to grounds for practice when she was a kid.
Meanwhile, Kaur's father wished the Indian team luck to bring the World Cup trophy home and to make the nation proud.
"I just wish the Indian women team all the luck. I hope Harmanpreet keeps playing the way she has been and bring the World Cup to India and make the nation proud," he said.
A magnificent unbeaten century from star batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur yesterday helped India beat Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final of the on