India is ecstatic that its skipper has been chosen Wisden's Cricketer of the Year, says Harmanpreet Kaur.
The Indian skipper scores frequently both domestically and abroad. In March, she helped Mumbai Indians win the first Women's Premier League.
Other Wisden winners include England's Ben Foakes and Matthew Potts, as well as Tom Blundell and Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand.
These prizes have been presented by Wisden since 1889.
On Tuesday, a lot of people tweeted Kaur their congratulations for making history.
This was hardly a shock to me. This is just a small sample of Kaur's talent, according to former Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami.
RP Singh, a former Indian bowler, said Kaur "deserved all the accolades."
Based on accomplishments throughout the English summer, a player may only be chosen one of the Cricketers of the Year once in their career.
Kaur, the captain of the Indian women's team, was credited with helping India win their first ODI series on English soil since 1999 with a brilliant 143 not out off 111 balls in the second one-day international in Canterbury, according to Wisden.
India achieved an impressive 333-5 after being given the opportunity to bat, the highest total England has ever given up in a home ODI. In her innings, Kaur hit 18 fours and four sixes, helped by Harleen Deol's 58.
Fans hailed the captain for her commitment to Indian cricket as soon as it was announced that Kaur had been named a Wisden cricketer on Tuesday.
One user said, "She is a godsent gift to women's cricket in India."
Suryakumar Yadav, an Indian batsman, has been awarded the Wisden T20 Cricketer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding efforts throughout the year. Ben Stokes, the captain of England, has been rated the best cricketer in the world by Wisden.