It hasn’t not been too often that India’s women’s cricket team has found much of a mention among the media & audience, this past week will be one that will grab attention. Not only did the team win a quadrangular ODI tournament in South Africa beating the hosts, but it also managed a previously unaccomplished feat.

The Indian Women’s team is on a record-breaking spree in the Women’s Quadrangular Series and the fans have borne witness to them. The names that are putting Women’s Criket team on the chart indeed are the likes of Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj & of course Jhulan Goswami, who incidentally became the highest wicket taker in Women’s ODIs.

While many remember 1973 as the year of the genesis of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, many might not that another major development- to change the face of Cricket in India- was the formation of the Women’s Cricket Association of India. However, it just seems unthinkable that in all these women’s cricket didn’t get as big and loyal an audience as men’s cricket did.

These thoughts are what are an intrinsic part of years of growing up with Cricket and indeed will be a part of my actions for cricket in the future. It is clear, as can be, that there is no dearth of talent, however what is needed is are the right kind of opportunities.

Their many glorious achievements are merely an indication of the immense potential that women sports-persons have in India. The day is not far when the nation will cheer “Women in Blue” alike as they do for the men and the journey from stadium to podium will be set as an example to the future generations.