Seventeen-year-old Radha Yadav will script history by becoming the first player from Gujarat to make her debut in the Indian women’s team in the T20 international tournament.

Owing to her consistently good performance over the last couple of seasons, she was picked up for the Indian team that will be touring South Africa next month.

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Radha was born on 21 April, 2000. She is a left-arm spinner and an agile fielder.

After playing for Mumbai, Radha shifted to Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) in 2014-15. She has played for Baroda in U-19 West Zone tournament, senior women’s one-day tournament, senior women’s T20 tournament and U-23 West Zone one-day tournament.

“She performed well in India A tour. So, the selectors decided to give her a chance. We are in process of preparing a team for the upcoming T20 World Cup in November this year. Radha is a promising player. If she performs in SA tour, she has the chance to be a part of the world cup team as well,” Tushar Arothe, Indian women’s team coach, told TOI.

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Radha had moved from Mumbai to Baroda at age 15. The aim was to further her cricketing aspirations under the tulelage of coach Praful Naik.

She told that she is happy to be picked for the T20.

“I am happy that my parents and my coach Praful Sir have reasons to smile.”

It is heartening to see young girls like Radha exhibiting unbridled zeal to pursue their passion and turn them into meaningful careers. She is unequivocally an inspiration for young girls yearning to make a career in sports.

Picture Credit: ESPNCricInfo

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