Sports is like life. As Mahendra Singh Dhoni says “Cricket is a great leveler”. Life often takes you up and often throws you down. While the pandemic has shown us enough downsides, we shall look at the positives now.
Sarah Glenn has made her presence felt in the international cricketing community. Her consistency has been top-notch and it shall surprise many cricket followers that it has roughly been 10 months since she played her first international match. Her debut outing came against Pakistan in Kuala Lampur. She, then, was a member of the English side in the tri-series against heavyweights. While bowling to experienced stars of Australia, she got wickets of Perry, Rachael Haynes, and Beth Mooney.
In the world cup held earlier this year, she got three vital wickets against Pakistani batters. For an English spinner, wickets of subcontinent batter are a mark of quality. At the time, she has been great as well. Her outing against Windies women was incredible. She took 7 wickets in the series with an economy of less than 6. It is interesting to note that Glenn had played only 10 T-20 Internationals and three one-day internationals before her recent appearance.
Her rise is well exemplified in the recent rankings. She is now among the top 10 in the world. She got a contract for herself in much-celebrated WBBL as well. Her rise might shock many fans but she is shocked by the pace of her rise as well.
She says that “It’s still a bit of a shock. I don’t think it happens that often that you make your debut and things change so quickly. I knew I wanted to be in the England side one day but I didn’t know if I was going to or how long it was going to take. So for everything to have moved so quickly and to get this, I’m just going to enjoy the moment”.
She adds that she tries to give her best with both and ball. The lockdown has helped in improving her batting which seems more positive now. She admits that overdoing technicalities with her batting has not been productive. Being a youngster, she realizes that young girls need to have an inspiration to give their everything to the game. Sarah found her role model in Shane Warne and wants to give her best considering that lots and lots of girls will take inspiration from her.
Sarah and her rise have been fascinating for cricket fans but the star is not awed by the extravaganza and focuses on living in the moment and not thinking a lot. She, while is useful for the side at present, can be a pillar for the English cricket in times to come.
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