In the cricket-obsessed nation like India, women have to still overcome several hurdles prevailing in society to get ball and bat in their hands. But the Kolkata-born Jhulan Goswami didn’t bow down to any obstacle that came in her way. She followed her passion for cricket and is currently, the most experienced player in India’s women team.
However, women’s cricket has become popular in India if compared to the past but Goswami believes that there is still a lot to be done. The veteran pacer has opined that the society needs to educated to encourage the females to play a sport.
Women Need Proper Infrastructure To Play With A Free Mind: Jhulan Goswami
“Women find it more difficult to step on the playing ground. There are very few parents who encourage their girl child to play a sport. Mostly, women have to fight with their family and society to enter sports,”
According to Jhulan Goswami, the women need to be provided proper infrastructure, including changing rooms to play with a free mind. She added that people shouldn’t differentiate between men and women when it comes to playing
“They also need proper infrastructure to play with a free mind. Proper changing rooms are important. Most importantly, people need to be educated rather than just being literate. They shouldn’t differentiate between men and women when it comes to playing but should respect that a woman’s body functions differently,” she said while talking TOI.
Meanwhile, Jhulan Goswami will play her first match since November last year in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge. The tournament is scheduled with men’s IPL playoff in early November. After playing the Women’s T20 Challenge, the team India is expected to play bilateral series against England but so far fixtures have not been confirmed.
Earlier, Goswami has shown her disappointment with the postponement of the Women’s World Cup 2021 to 2022 because of coronavirus.