Pakistani women in sports have taken a long time to be recognized. This week, along with the world, Neemopani is also paying tribute to the surrounding women. The ones who stood for themselves, paving way for others, becoming a voice of strength. Bismah Maroof is a woman of valor and is the source of inspiration for everyone.
Bismah Maroof hails from Lahore. She already had an interest in cricket since her teens. She is an all-rounder in cricket. She is a left-handed batter and right-arm spinner.
- She has the honor of being the first Pakistani batter to make 1000 runs in ODIs.
- She captained Pakistan from 2013 to 2020.
- She has played 200 matches for Pakistan.
- She also represents Lahore, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, and Pakistan Universities at the domestic level.
Some of her records include:
- She made 143 runs in five matches in the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup (2018).
- She was the captain of the Women’s Global Development Squad (2019).
- She was shortlisted as Women’s Cricketer of the Year for the 2020 PCB Awards.
Currently, she is captaining the national side of the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup after embracing motherhood.
Recently she is in news because of the Indian players being excited to take a selfie with her daughter. This image was a strong message to the world. She also became the first beneficiary of maternity policy for players on the subcontinent.
She also said, “Overall, it was a really different feeling coming back, in a World Cup, and playing a match. I think I was emotional. My mother and daughter are there. It was a special moment for me. I really want to make it count this tournament because they both are here.”
What a lovely moment! Cricket has boundaries on the field, but it breaks them all off the field.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 6, 2022
Members of the Indian team can be seen playing the daughter of #BismahMaroof, skipper of Pakistan Women's Cricket Team.
Little Fatima's first lesson in the spirit of cricket from India & Pakistan, said ICC on Instagram
— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18News) March 6, 2022
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 6, 2022
Little Fatima's first lesson in the spirit of cricket from India and Pakistan 💙💚 #CWC22
— ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2022
Such women are an inspiration for all young women. The ones who are lost or weary of their direction can look up to them.