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Ordinary Salma Khatun turns into skipper of Bangladesh Women Cricket

Global Today News Desk

Salma Khatun (born 1 October 1990, Khulna, Bangladesh) is an all-rounder cricketer who plays for the Bangladesh cricket team. She is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. Salma was the captain of the Bangladesh Women’s cricket team and also one of the best players among other women cricketers.

She started her cricket career in 2011. Salma played 34 ODI and 74 T20 matches. The all-rounder also played women’s IPL. The sensible cricketer led Bangladesh team in 18 ODI matches (2011 to 2015). Now she is the skipper of T20 team.

How was her early cricket journey? Salma shares her story.

She Said “Of course, there was social barrier on the way to cricket career. When I was a young kid, I used to join boys to play cricket. Usually, no families want girls to play with boys. Not only cricket but also other sports have similar problem. Later, when my family find out that there is a women’s cricket department in Bangladesh, then my family sent there to play. Till now, the support is going on.

We used to watch boys play cricket. Now all of us watch women’s cricket when women players started playing. May be the number of audience in women’s cricket is fewer comparing to male’s cricket. The reason behind this would be – mass media rarely promotes our games. 

Actually, I select it myself as I like it most. From my early age, I learnt cricket. No one helped me to learn the game. I have learned it from myself. Cricket is my most favorite sports. That’s why I chose it and learnt it.

I have been playing cricket for a long time and serving the Bangladesh team. We are in a good level now. My opinion is – we will do better in the upcoming matches and will be able to lead the country successfully. I feel better getting the scope to lead Bangladesh. Yes, I am proud of it.

We should try to go in better positions. No matter where we work.

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