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Meet Alina Mulla, the rising star of women’s cricket!

Apeejay School, Nerul cricket prodigy Alina Farid Mulla is making headlines in the world of cricket



In the coming years, the nation will see a star in women’s cricket. That player will be none other than Alina Farid Mulla, Apeejay School, Nerul prodigy. She has already amassed a huge name for herself. The budding cricketer has been selected in the Mumbai Cricket Association team for Under 19 Women and is hoping to play in the women’s IPL next year. 

In a special feature interview, the rising star speaks about keeping her head focussed on the training sessions and trying to make the best of every opportunity on the field. Edited excerpts:

Are you a batsman or a bowler?

I am a right handed batsman.

Tell us about your journey of getting selected in the Mumbai Cricket Association team?

I have worked very hard to achieve my targets and perform well in the selection matches and all other MCA approved tournaments. Hence, I earned this opportunity.

Do you face any pressure as a woman cricketer?

No, I have never faced any pressure as a woman cricketer. I have always been supported by my family, coaches and school.

What’s the next target in your cricketing career?

My target is to keep myself highly motivated. Cricket demands hard work with a lot of professionalism. It is necessary to achieve my dream of playing for my nation ‘INDIA’. I stay committed to my training regimen.

One tip for all the girls who love playing cricket

Hard-work and self-belief are the key to success. So put in the work and believe in yourself.

Does your school support you?

My school, Apeejay, Nerul, always supports me a lot. I cannot describe it in words. It is very special.

How was your performance in the recent cricket tournaments?

It was a great experience and my performance was very good as well. I was the youngest player in my team. Whatever the situation in the match or team, I always gave my best and tried to make the best of every opportunity in the field.

Do you see yourself playing at the women’s IPL next year?

Yes. Very soon. Keeping my fingers crossed as I keep up with the training work.

Are you going to play in the Ranji or national level tournaments?

I was selected for the NCA (National Cricket Academy) camp held during May – July 2022 and also represented Mumbai in the U-19 Women T- 20 tournament organised by BCCI recently. I am looking forward to more such opportunities.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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