A Female Cricket and Bharat Army initiative, ‘My First World Cup,’ provided tens of thousands of budding cricketers from Mumbai with a golden opportunity to grab a ticket to their first-ever World Cup game. Their dreams materialized on a fantastic day at the cricket.
Cricket in India is more than just a sport; it’s a cultural phenomenon, often likened to a religion. The craze for cricket runs deep in the hearts of millions and has always been a way of life, a shared faith that unites us. The ongoing 2023 Men’s World Cup is staged in this very land and billboards, flags, and jerseys have adorned the cities, and cricket-themed discussions are dominating every gathering.
As the nation rides the wave of ongoing World Cup fever, Female Cricket x Bharat Army successfully conducted the first leg of the ‘My First World Cup’ initiative that bestowed upon 130 young female cricketers from Mumbai an invaluable gift – the chance to witness their cricketing heroes in the flesh. It wasn’t just a day at the stadium; it was a dream come true for those young talents, who aspire to follow in the footsteps of their idols.
As they took their seats in the iconic Wankhede Stadium for Bangladesh’s game against in-form South Africa, they not only witnessed a World Cup match but also lived their dream. They experienced a magnificent World Cup atmosphere and the deafening roars of the crowd. This experience was more than just a day at the cricket; it’ll serve as an inspiration, a memory that will fuel their aspirations to one day step onto the same field and make their mark in the world of cricket.
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The girls were in for a treat as fan favorites Quinton de Kock (140-ball 170) Heinrich Klaasen (49-ball 90), and David Miller (15-ball 34*) put up an absolute theater on the field. The power-packed batting display was followed by a display of pace and skill by the South African fast bowlers, causing Bangladesh to collapse from 30-1 to a staggering 81-6.
With Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble, it was Mahmudullah who held his ground and, with his remarkable century (111), ensured that the girls didn’t leave the stadium disappointed despite a lackluster performance from the Bangladesh team. It was a day of cricketing excellence, full of thrilling moments that will surely leave a lasting impression on these budding female cricketers.
You, yes you, reading this and mentally living it all? It’s time to step out of the world of dreams and into a thrilling reality as we’ve got a final, similar opportunity for you.
All you’ve got to do is match a few basic criteria and express your interest by filling out a Google form that you can find on our social media handle, and you could be among a lucky lot cheering for cricket superstars like David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, and many more when Australia and Afghanistan go head-to-head on November 7.