A video of a 6-year-old girl named Mehak Fathima wearing pads and a helmet and striking the ball in all possible directions went viral on social media after BJP state spokesperson Kunal Sarangi shared a video posted by The Better India on Twitter.
Fathima, who hails from Kozhikode in Kerala, was seen hitting the ball using proper technique and footwork. She can be seen playing a wide range of cricketing shots that include the lofted shot, pull, flick, cover drive, etc. For a 6-year-old to hit the ball like that is remarkable.
“Are you not teaching me because I am a girl?”, six-year-old Mehak Fathima from Kozhikode asked her father after she saw him teaching her three-year-old brother. So he taught her too. Now, look at this little star!
VC: Mehak fathima
(mehak_fathima__ on Instagram) pic.twitter.com/mG9C3IyOhl
— The Better India (@thebetterindia) June 12, 2021
Kunal Sarangi tagged Mithali Raj in the post and said that this kid needs the legendary cricketer’s support and help.
The Indian women’s team Test and ODI skipper, Mithali Raj has come forward to help this young star achieve her dreams and supporting for her cricketing journey ahead.
As soon as this came to Raj’s notice, she quickly came forward and wrote that Mehak Fathima has both her support and blessings, and all the little girls out there who are keen to pursue the sport always have her blessings as well. The veteran batter then urged Mehak Fathima’s parents to DM her regarding any assistance they need.
Meanwhile, Mithali is currently in England preparing her team to face the English women in a one-off test from June 16-19. The team landed in England on June 2 and have been quarantining in Southampton for the past 10 days. The women in blue will go to Bristol on June 14.
After the test, the Indian women will take on the home team in 3 One-Day Internationals which will be played on June 27, June 30 and July 3 in Bristol, Taunton, and Worchester respectively. They will then go on and play 3 T20 Internationals on July 9, July 11, and July 14 in Northampton, Hove, and Chelmsford.
Batters, beware! Look who’s here🦁
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— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) June 12, 2021
India will be playing its first-ever test in seven years this June. This is not the only test India will be playing this year, India will also play its first-ever day-night test against the Aussies from September 30-October 3 in Perth.
Source: Republic World