Spinner says people now want their daughters to play cricket
Veteran Pakistani cricketer Sana Mir spoke about the hardships she faced in her early days when she decided to take up the sport as a career.
“When I started in 2005, people would ask me why I’m doing this, [and would tell me] it’s not a women’s game,” the 33-year-old spinner was quoted as saying by Asia Society. “Now when I talk to people, they say, ‘We are so proud of the team. We want our daughters to be a part of this team.’ They ask how can they become a part of it. The mentality and perception has changed.”
Mir believes any girl in Pakistan who is dedicated and a hard worker can do that in any sport.
The veteran leg-spinner, who is currently ranked fifth in ODI bowling rankings, will be honoured with the Asia Game Changer Award by Asia Society in October in New York.