“My relatives are against encouraging girls in every aspect and that includes sports. But I did not let that mindset affect me.”
“Whether or not I look ‘Indian’, I am Indian and I represent India, with pride and all my heart.”
“You sound disappointed that I’m not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world. That’s the kind of question I face all the time as a woman — the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately, no matter how many times we become number ones in the world, we don’t get settled till we have a family”
“When people throw stones at you, turn them into milestones.”
“Every time I underwent chemotherapy it was tough but I was always motivated and I wanted to play for the country again. That kept me going through my darkest phase.”
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.”
"Do you ask them (male cricketers) who their favourite female cricketer is?"
"One may fall in love anytime and with anyone. One does not decide that based on caste, religion or gender.”
”Practice is a talent. Perseverance is a talent. Hard work is a talent.”
“I no longer see myself as a woman cricketer but simply as a cricketer. Why should there be labels when none are required?”
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