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Kashmir's master-blaster schoolgirl dreams of meeting Virat Kohli and representing India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 March 2017, 13:56 IST

Baramulla's super-girl, teenager Iqra Rasool, is known to be a local master blaster cricket player.

17-year-old Iqra, a resident of Dangiwacha in Rafiabad, has beaten all odds to emerge as a star batsman. She has looked past all the criticism that she received over the time and only aimed for success.

A room, that is filled with Ikra's hopes and dreams, beautifully adorns a lot of medals and certificates won by her to prove her class in the game.

Iqra, who used to play with other boys wearing a hijab, has a coach now. The girl has represented her state four times at the national level.

According to the Dailymail report, the girl wants to meet India's national cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli and dreams of playing for country's women cricket team one day.

'Earlier I used to play with boys, and now I have a coach,' Dailymail quoted Iqra as saying. 'Members from the boys team have asked me to join them, but my mother is apprehensive... This is my dream and I am fortunate that I am living it,' the teenager added.

Ikra's father Ghulam Rasool Lone has been a constant source of support. He denied to follow the ruled made by the patriarchal society and allowed her daughter to pursue her dream.

Rasool's courage has inspired Jammu and Kashmir police to be on Ikra's side to provide her security along with cricket related equipments.

First published: 22 March 2017, 13:01 IST
 
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