New Delhi: Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah was on Monday (February 05) named in the list of the “Forbes India 30 under 30”. The Forbes’ list is representative across 15 categories. The names have been selected names that meet three broad criterias — the extent of the 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, reported IANS.
Apart from Bumrah, the list features three other sportspersons as well, who interestingly are all women. Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, hockey goalkeeper Savita Punia and pistol shooter Heena Sidhu are the three other sportspersons.
“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 India said while explaining the process through which it chose the entire list of 30 people.
Bumrah was recently handed his Test debut in South Africa. The pacer has been a regular member of the limited-overs sides. Another cricketer on the list, Harmanpreet has been impressive lately. She smashed 171 against Australia in the semi-final of ICC Women’s World Cup last year. And was one of the star campaigner during the tournament in which India finished as runners-up after losing to England in the final.
The other two sportspersons to feature in the list, Savita and Heena have been equally good in their respective sports. Savita was part of the women’s hockey team that won the Asia Cup in Japan last year while Heena won the 10m air pistol mixed team event at the ISSF World Cup final in New Delhi last year.