Got to meet and talk to Najila and Uppa, a member of the World Cup winning Indian U19 women’s team. From Najila’s father’s words, Najila used to go to play cricket with her elder brother in the nearby fields.
Later he took cricket seriously and started playing matches and tournaments. There is only one girl among 22 people in both the teams. She excelled among them. However, they faced a lot of criticism.
As a girl who was going to play cricket with the boys, but critics and others did not understand that the father and daughter had a goal in mind. All their struggles were for that target. It was to play cricket in an Indian jersey. And they reached that goal.
Now their aim is to make it to the Indian women’s main team and perform well. The woman has registered in the IPL and hopes that any team will pick up Najila.
Credit: Malayali Cricket Zone