“I don’t intend to continue with the current set-up.”
Titan Sana Mir led her team to glittering wins, be it in the 2010 Asian Games or in various ODIs, catapulting our women in green to international stardom. She herself is ranked a whopping eight on the ICC Players Rankings. After disputes that have surfaced within PCB, and an unfortunate loss at the ICC Women’s World Cup, the Pakistan women’s coach Sahib Azhar labeled the captain ‘self-obsessed’ and had a ‘negative approach’ to the field.
The women’s cricket captain has responded to the allegations from her coach in an open letter on Facebook
She began with a heartfelt string of words essaying her adoration for cricket and her love for the game, before diving into discussing the coach and ‘headlines’ relaying the recent performance of the women’s team.
An Open Letter from Sana Mir .There is no shame in losing; there is only shame in not giving your 100%.Sports should…
“We should be talking about cricketing problems we need to address, in a constructive and professional manner, rather than personalizing issues.”
Female Cricketers from around the world have shown their support for our brave Captain, from Indian cricketer Veda Kirshnamurthy
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) August 5, 2017
To Ireland’s Isobel Joyce
— Isobel Joyce (@izzyjoyce) August 4, 2017
And the Dutch Helmien Rambaldo
Stay as strong as you are @mir_sana05! Respect for you as a leader and role model for players from all over the world!
— Helmien Rambaldo (@Helmien10) August 4, 2017
Pakistanis too have poured in their support for the cricketer, and have commended her fearlessness to speak out against allegations aimed towards her
And encouraged her not to give up
With many Indian fans too in awe of her courage
A few spoke out on opinions around the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Fans agreed that the game was far more than just winning or losing – the women’s team has been a haven of hope…
And a testimony to all girls with horizons of ambition
Others too shared in their unfortunate hurdles with ‘politics’ within the sport, and how such circumstances simply deterred them from pursuing their love any further
What do you think about her decision?