Blog By Helma | 21-03-18
7 Highly Educated Indian Cricketers
Tania is an Indian Chess Player who holds the title of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. She was born in Delhi and was introduced to the game by her mother at the age of 6. Her parents provided her with professional training and she achieved her first title at the age of 8.
It's been 24 years and the indian player has grown up beautifully as one of the leading female chess player in the country.
#Repost @stylebyand ・・・ “The secret to juggling multiple roles is balance and setting priorities. When I am playing my tournaments, that’s where my complete focus is. And when I am back home, I try and focus on my friends and family. The balance is tough, but one has got to try”- Tania Sacdev #IamAND @taniasachdev
Sharmila Nicollet is an Indo-French professional golfer who began her career at the age of 11 and won her first tournament when she was 15.
She is a former national sub-junior swimming champion who has won over 72 gold and silver medals in state and national aquatic meets.
Prachi Tehlan, who is playing the lead in Star Plus's show Ikyavan, was a national level basketball and netball player, before she entered the television industry. Under her captaincy the indian team won it's first medal in 2011 South Asian Beach Games.
Pratima Singh is a member of women's national basketball team. She belongs to a family of sports persons, and won the Century Sports Award for Excellence in Sports in 2010.
In 2016, she tied the knot with Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma.
Jwala Gutta started her career with tennis, but then took up badminton at the age of 6. She won her first title when she was 17, and has never looked back since. She has won seven straight National Senior Double Championships in women's doubles category.
Ishita Malaviya is a professional surfer who changed the whole image of surfing. It was in 2007 that Malaviya was first introduced to surfing by a German exchange student and surfer who she met in Karnataka.
Note to self: YOU WILL BE TOO MUCH FOR SOME PEOPLE. THOSE AREN'T YOUR PEOPLE. .. Lately I've been dealing with themes of rejection because people are always trying to categorise me but what if I don't want to fit in a box? You're too pretty to be a woman of substance. You're too bold to be taken seriously. You need to tame your fire or face the threat of getting burned. We want empowered women but sorry You're just too much woman in a man's world. It's always so black and white. And frankly I'm sick of it. So I'm bringing back some colour into my life. I'm undefined and I'm truly enjoying the process of creating myself. So here's to blowing your own goddamn horn from time to time but with your feet planted firmly on terra firma because you know your own worth! - 📷: @ladyslider for @samudra11
Dipika Pallikal Karthik won her first national level squash championship when she was 12. Not to mention, she is the one of the first Indians to break into the top 10 in professional Squash Association Women's ranking. And she is also the wife of Indian cricket team player Dinesh Karthik.
Ashwini Ponnappa, an Indian badminton player, began her career in 2001 after winning junior badminton championships. Ashwini won her first gold medal at the South Asian Games in 2006 followed by a gold in 2010 Commonwealth Games in Women's Doubles category. In December 2017, Ashwini married businessman and model Karan Medappa in Karnataka.
Alisha Abdullah is India's first racing champion. Alisha has been fascinated by racing since she was a kid. As a nine-year-old, Alisha was drawn to go-karting. She was winning go-karting races by the time she was eleven. When she was just 13 years old, she won the MRF National Go-Karting Championship and the Best Novice Award in the National level Formula Car Racing in the open class.
Captain of India's Women National Basketball team, Akanksha Singh has been in the team since 2004. You will be amazed to know that Akanksha's sisters Divya, Prashanti, and Pratima, have also represented Indian National Women's Basketball Team, and her sister Priyanka Singh is a basketball coach in the National Institute of Sports. These girls are famously known as Singh sisters.