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Ekta Bisht, from daughter of a tea seller to teaching Pakistan a lesson, all you need to know about this Indian tigress

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Wed July 05 2017, 12:40 pm
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    In the 11th edition of the ongoing Women's World Cup in England, India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs on Sunday. Ekta Bisht who hails from Uttarakhand took five wickets and conceded 18 runs and was adjudged Man of the Match. The left-arm spinner may be a household name but few know that Ekta comes from a humble background. Her father sold tea for over the decade after retiring as havaldar from the Indian Army. (EspnCricinfo)

  • Ekta Bisht, Women's world cup 2017, India vs Pakistan, Ekta Bisht cricketer, Ekta Bisht Indian spinner

    Ekta Bisht was selected to represent Indian women's cricket team in 2010 and she needed Rs.10,000. Her parents could just manage Rs. 2000. Having no choice Ekta's mother had to ask for Rs 3000 from her brother and the rest Rs 5000 was given by her coach Liaqut Ali. And then rest is history. Get to know more about her. (AP)

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    Ekta Bisht made her debut in a T20 match against Australia in 2011. She debuted for One-Day International the same year. (AP)

  • Ekta Bisht, Women's world cup 2017, India vs Pakistan, Ekta Bisht cricketer, Ekta Bisht Indian spinner

    Ekta Bisht father Kundan supported the family of two children and his wife with a meagre pension of Rs. 1500 after his retirement in 1988. In a report by Times of India he said,"Ekta started playing cricket when she was just six. From then on, her love for the sport only grew. We were sure that she would do the country proud and she has done just that since she joined the national team in 2011." (AP)

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    Ekta Bisht mother Tara Bisht said that she began playing cricket at the age of six and the love for the sport was so much that she started playing cricket with boys. She was the only girl in a boys team and hence gathered a lot of attention. Tara added, even though it put a lost of financial strain on us, we support her. (AP)

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    salil
    Jul 6, 2017 at 10:42 am
    Suggestion: In Women's ICC World CUP the person/player should be given "WOMEN of THE MATCH".. stead of man of the match... as that shows more of the male dominance in the current society but actually that is not the case..
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    salil
    Jul 6, 2017 at 10:40 am
    Great achievement Ekta Bisht. "HATS OFF to YOU..." You have made India proud and set an example for the girl power that is reigning in the coming times. We should promote the girls in every field. BCCI should and every other Indian Cricket Team should encourage the women team and give better conditions and facilities for the players to reach the new heights in the coming times.
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    Suhas
    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm
    So she was given the Man of the Match award. How ist.
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