Jasprit Bumrah, Harmanpreet Kaur in Forbes India 30 Under 30 list
Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Harmanpreet Kaur are a part of the Forbes India 30 Under 30 list, as are hockey goalkeeper Savita Punia and shooter Heena Sindhu.cricket Updated: Feb 05, 2018 16:33 IST
Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Harmanpreet Kaur as well India women’s hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia and shooter Heena Sidhu are among Forbes India 30 Under 30, a list that celebrates ‘twenty-somethings who are shaping the new India’.
The right-arm seamer Bumrah made his mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has made a rapid rise in past few years. Having made his ODI and T20I debuts during India’s tour of Australia 2016, Bumrah was awarded his Test debut last month during the Test series in South Africa.
Bumrah finished the year 2017 as the third highest wicket-taker in ODIs with 39 scalps in 23 matches, whereas in T20Is he grabbed 12 wickets in 11 outings. His bowling exploits in ODIs helped Bumrah to make it to ICC’s ODI Team of the Year 2017.
In only 32 matches so far, the 24-year-old is already the second highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is, with 40 dismissals.
In December 2016, Harmanpreet became the first Indian woman cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). However, it was in the ICC Women’s World Cup semifinal last year when she played perhaps her most important innings, smacking 171 off a mere 115 balls against Australia to fire India into the final.
Heena Sidhu too had a successful year 2017. At the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Heena clinched the gold medal in 10 meter air pistol event. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, she represented India and had finished 14th.
Heena was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2014.
Hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia was a member of the victorious Indian team which won the Asia Cup in Japan last year.
“Through our own research and multiple conversations with industry experts, we selected names that meet our three broad criteria: The extent of impact of their achievements, and their ability to disrupt the status quo; scalability of the business or line of work and; their potential to stay a long-term player,” Forbes wrote.