9-year-old girl to play Under-19 cricket tournament

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Anadi Tagde is just 9 and has bagged a place in Indore division’s under-19 cricket squad. She is an amateur bowler and ready to give tough competition to other players in the cricket squad. She is a class 4 student from Indore.

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The right-arm medium pacer is excited as she would be getting the opportunity to show her talent with the ball at inter-division under-19 girls tournament starting in Gwalior on Thursday. [Read also: BCB set to draw huge money]

“When I was just five years old, I would watch the boys in our area playing cricket and it fascinated me,” she said.

“The boys didn’t allow me to play with them. So I used to play with my elder brother. Then my father Anurag Tagde sent me to a local cricket club for training. I was scared of the leather ball initially, but my father encouraged me and then the fear melted away.”

Born in 2008, the young bowler admires Hardik Pandya as her role model, and wants to play for the Indian women’s cricket team one day. She working hard to achieve her dream, and also wants to meet cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar one day.

Anadi’s mother, Deepti, used to play as a left-arm spinner at the university level. She couldn’t play at the higher level. “My daughter will accomplish my dream,” she said.

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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