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Meet Proud Parents Of Super Women Cricketers

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Are you a huge fan of the Indian cricket team? Do you erupt in joy every time the “Men in Blue” emerge victorious on the cricket pitch? Well, it is time you start doing the same for our women’s cricket team as they go about quietly creating history and breaking records.

Our ‘Women in Blue’ put on a scintillating show in the ICC Women’s World Cup, and in the process, have defied several odds. Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami and the likes have become inspirational figures for all the girls who want to go out in the sun and make a name for themselves and the nation.

We are all now familiar with these names but what about their parents and the role played by them? This ClipBook looks at the pillars of strength behind each of these super women – their proud parents. After all, behind every successful child, there is a parent. 

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Mithali Raj

Widely regarded as one of the best batswomen in cricket, Mithali Raj has led the Indian women’s cricket team from the front. During this World Cup, she also went on to become the leading run-scorer in women’s one-day international history. Mithali...

Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur, who made her one-day debut in 2009, batted her way into the history books with her fiery 171 against Australia in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup. But, it was her mother’s equalling telling statement that shows why parents n...

Veda Krishnamurthy

Watching Veda bat with the cool composure of a seasoned batsman, one would not think she is just 24 years of age. Veda, born on 16 October 1992, the youngest daughter of a cable operator, had her parent’s support right from her childhood. Her fath...

Poonam Raut

Known for her world record opening partnership of a massive 320 runs with Deepti Sharma vs Ireland in 2017, Poonam Raut has often credited her successes to the unflinching support she received from her parents. Poonam comes from humble background ...

Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami, the leading wicket-taker in women’s one-day international history, has been the flag-bearer of Indian women’s cricket for several years. Nicknamed Gozzy by her teammates, Jhulan made her ODI debut in 2002. Although, her parents wan...

Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana, an emerging figure in women’s cricket was born to Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana in Mumbai. After her maiden ODI hundred against Australia in 2016, Smriti has developed an uncanny knack of scoring hundreds. Her parents support her w...

Ekta Bisht

Ekta Bisht, the first women’s cricketer from the state of Uttarakhand, was born to Kundan Singh Bisht and Tara Bisht. Her father had to sell tea after retiring from the Indian army so his daughter could realise her dream of playing for the Indian ...

Poonam Yadav

Poonam Yadav, born on 24 August 1991, made her ODI debut in 2013 vs Bangladesh and has quickly cemented her place in the Indian side as a useful right-handed batsman and an effective right-arm leg break bowler. Poonam, who hails from Agra, was bor...

Shikha Pandey

Shikha Pandey, was born in Telangana on 12 May 1989 to Subas Pandey, who worked as a Hindi teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya. She made her ODI debut in 2014 against Bangladesh. She has established a solid bowling partnership with Jhulan Goswami and ha...

Sushma Verma

Sushma Verma, born on 3 November 1992, the wicket-keeper of the Indian women’s cricket team, is the first cricketer from Himachal Pradesh, male or female, to represent India in international cricket. Recently, she had a pavilion named after her by...

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