Hopeful The Future Generation Will Have Female Cricket Role Models – Tammy Beaumont
The ICC Women’s World 2017, hosted in England, was staged with a greater purpose in the minds of the administrators and the cricketers who were involved. Apart from hosting the multi-nation tournament to decide the best team in the 50-overs format in women’s cricket, the aim of the mega event was to spread awareness and help women’s cricket take its standards to a new level.
The purpose was perfectly served, as it ended up being the most successful and most engaging Women’s World Cup ever in the history of their cricket. More interestingly, the teams like England, South Africa and India have become the perfect role model for young girls around the world.
To conclude, they no longer need to look up to men’s cricket for inspiration. The likes of Sarah Taylor and Harmanpreet Kaur have emerged as heroes. There were other high performing names as well who seemed totally inspiring.
High Hopes After Great Success
Tammy Beaumont, the Player of the Women’s World Cup, feels that England’s win will certainly make women’s cricket more popular in the country and motivated aspiring cricketers.
“The vibe around the game and how it has been received has been absolutely exceptional,” Beaumont told Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old was the part of the high electric final against India which the host won in the most unexpected manner, defeating the Women in Blue by nine runs after almost being in a losing position.
“A number of people at Lord’s were saying that the game on Sunday was one of the best atmospheres that they have seen. Hopefully, we can really build on that as a women’s sport, as women’s cricket and take it to the Super League and the future.
“To see so many young girls and young boys as well come out and watch us and asking for autographs and selfies afterwards has been absolutely amazing. Hopefully, one of the girls that have watched us this last five weeks is going to play for England in maybe 10 years’ time in a World Cup.”
One conclusion derived by most of the experts, journalists and cricket fans is that young girls can now look up to and admire female cricketing role model. This change could be brought only because the 2017 edition was a massive success.
Earlier, a decade ago, or rather say even five years ago, not many would recognise Women’s cricket be at par with men’s version. However, things have changed for good now.
“If you look at most of us in the team and asked us who are cricketing heroes were as kids it would be a man but hopefully nowadays some of them will look up to Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole and maybe even Tammy Beaumont, which would be incredible.”
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