Nain Abidi believes Pakistani women’s cricket team is as unpredictable as men’s.
Talking further about it, Nain Abidi said:
On our day we can do anything, we are as unpredictable as our men’s team.”
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 win is a proof of the unpredictability of the Pakistani men’s cricket team. Entering the tournament as the lowest ranked team and later on winning the tournament proves that Pakistan cricket team is the most unpredictable cricket team. Similarly, Nain Abidi believes that the women’s team is just as unpredictable as the men’s. Currently, The Women’s World Cup is underway and Pakistan is struggling to achieve a safe lead but the support and love from the fans back home are a motivation for the team to perform well. Nain Abidi quoted:
“The Pakistan Cricket Board is helping us even though we are not winning matches or tournaments. The whole nation is backing us up; they are following us. There are a lot of people who are following us on social media. We are getting a lot of messages from the men’s team, and they are saying now it your turn [to win the mega event], you have to do it.”
Women And Sports In Pakistan
In Pakistan, the two words, women and sport don’t go along too well. While there are people who promote the influence of women on sports, there are also people that condemn the inclusion of women in sports. There are many factors to this, with one being poverty and illiteracy. Nearly half the nation is living in poverty. Same is the case with education. Apparently, these are the two biggest factors holding back the nation. Pakistan captain Sana Mir quoted:
“People would ask why a girl is playing cricket before. But in the last five years, I’ve seen a massive change in the perception and increase in the numbers of girls participating in the game, both on the streets and in the grounds.”