In the Women’s Premier League 2023, Delhi Capitals included Jasia Akhtar in their team. A dream come true for Kashmir’s Jasia
Jasia Akhtar of Delhi Capitals is from Kashmir.
New Delhi. The Women’s Premier League is being seen as a new beginning in Indian cricket. This league will give opportunity to many talented players of the country. Because of this league, Kashmir Jasia Akhtar are also getting a chance to make their name on the big stage. Jasia, a resident of Kashmir’s Shopian, spent her entire childhood in the fear of terrorists and amidst the snow. He got to play cricket only for three months in a year but Jasia did not let all these difficulties come in the way of her dream.
Jasia was bought by Delhi Capitals in the WPL auction for Rs 20 lakh. This opportunity rewarded Jasia for showing courage. For Jasia, who was once killed by terrorists for playing cricket, this league is like her dream come true.
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Terrorists had threatened Jasia
The place where Jasia belongs to has a camp of terrorists. At the age of 17, Jasia used to play cricket, kabaddi and shotput. The terrorists did not like this thing. Talking to Times of India, Jasia told that she had to endure a lot to play cricket. One night 17 years ago, terrorists barged into Jasia’s house, beat her up and then told Jasia’s father at gunpoint that his daughter would never play for India. After this accident, Jasia got away from all kinds of sports for almost five years but returned to the path of cricket in the year 2011.
| Jasia Akhter spoke to us about how excited she is to join the #CapitalsUniverse,
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left home for cricket
Jasia is the eldest of five siblings. His father Gul Mohammad Wani is a farmer. In his village, it snows for six to seven months, while it rains for two months. In such a situation, this player had only three to four months to play in a year. He made cricket his own and then left home for it. Jasia came to Punjab to pursue a career in cricket. He was not helped in the beginning in domestic cricket. But then after the inspiration from Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, she got success in achieving her goal. Jasia will now play for Delhi Capitals and will try to open the way for Team India as well.
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