Sneha Rana, A 27 year Indian female cricketer has made a record in the history. She scored 80 at No.8 in her first ever international outing since 2016. This helped her draw the one off test India match against England in Bristol.
During this match she scored 80 and became the first Indian woman to score above 50 and ranked 4th overall. She not only scored above 50 but also hauled 4 wickets on the test debut.
According to TOI , What’s more inspiring is this is her first match after her fathers death. Her father, Bhagwan Singh Rana was a farmer in Dehradun. He died due to a heart attack 2 months before her match.
Ruchi, Sneha’s elder sister stated “Sneha was depressed after her fathers death but she always went for her training despite being stressed. Her training was like a stressbuster for her”.
Kiran Shah, Sneha’s Coach said she has been working really hard for more than a decade now. This success of hers is a gift to her father on Father’s day. He said that she has dedicated all her time in practicing cricket since she was 9 years old.
Initially she was very shy to play cricket in front of others. She was pushed to bat initially by Kiran shah where she performed exceptionally well. Portrayed by Narendrah Shah who is Kiran’s husband.
He also said girls are forced to play against boys to face pace bowling so that they can experience different paces and increase their level.
Before getting selected in Railways, Sneha played U19 and Senior levels for Punjab and Haryana. In 2019, she made her debut in India.
Her Journey as a cricketer was never easy. She injured her knee and failed a lot of times. But she never lost hope. She joined Abhimanyu Cricket Academy where she met Coach Manoj Rawat.
He says Sneha is recovering from her injury and connected her to the U Mumba Kabaddi team. Now she has been working really hard to become an all rounder. He is in touch with her to make sure she does what she is capable of and proves herself as a battler.
At the beginning of this year, she performed and led the Railway league 50 over match. She scored 18 scalps and took the highest wickets. At the strike rate of 123.07 in the mid over she scored 160 runs.
She is a cool captain who leads the team better and never panics. She knows how to read the game, says Shubh Lakshmi Sharma, her Railways teammate.