Let’s Celebrate this International Women’s Day by celebrating the success of our Girls in Cricket!
There are certain names registered in our minds when we talk about women’s cricket. As soon as the topic is out, we think of great players like Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Jhulan Goswami, Suzie Bates, and many more. These women have achieved something that even men couldn’t. They have proved to the world that they can ace the game of cricket.
The stories of women cricketers have been inspiring because they have overcome obstacles that one could not even think of. They have made their mark in this field in such a way, that the world celebrates their success every day. On International women’s day, let us have a look at some inspiring journeys of the female cricketers and commemorate their success.
With an experience of almost 21 years on the field, she has developed herself as a powerful woman leaving the rest of the world behind. Being a role model for many, the team India ODI skipper holds a great number of records – being the first female cricketer to have played for more than two decades, the youngest player to score an ODI ton, the first player to have scored 6000 One Day International runs are just a few to name. The biopic on the cricketer is something that everyone looks forward to!
Belonging to a family that is passionate about cricket, she got a hold of the game at a very young age. Playing with the boys growing up, she went on to represent a boys’ representative team. The now Australian skipper was the youngest ever centurion, hitting a ton in her second international match. She has 14 centuries to her name, that being the highest by any female cricketer in Women’s ODI. She also became the first-ever Australian to score 2000 runs in T20I.
Cutting her hair short and imposing as a boy to learn her favorite sport- cricket, she made her international debut at the age of 15 thereby becoming the youngest player to play the T20I for India. She holds the record for being the youngest player to hit a half-century, breaking her cricket idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Being a part of International cricket for 19 years, she holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in Women’s ODI. The former team India captain once took all 10 wickets in a test match against England to become the first and only Indian woman to do so. She once traveled 15 km every day just to attend the practice sessions. She indeed is one of the greats that India has seen!
Being associated with her school’s male cricket team, she scored a century for the men’s U-16 team at a very young age and went on to be an integral part of the West Indies Women’s cricket team. The West Indies skipper holds the record for becoming the first-ever cricketer to top the list of ICC’s ODI ranking of batting and bowling. She also became the first female cricketer to take a four-wicket haul and score a century in the same innings in Women’s ODI. the list of her achievements is endless, literally!
These were just a few out of the many inspiring stories. Women in cricket have worked hard, day and night, to achieve what they have today. When we look back at their journey and when we look at where they’ve reached now, the growth and development of the players and their game are just commendable. We must celebrate their contribution to the world, the nation, and to the field of cricket!
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