Cricket is always treated like it is a religion in India and fans regard the crickets as no less than Gods, the example is Sachin Tendulkar. When we talk about cricket names like Dhoni, Tendulkar, Virat, Ganguli, Gambhir came and we have been watching cricket for over three decades. But many don’t know or we can say unaware that women cricket exists, too.
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From last few years, it has received the spotlight that was long due. All thanks to the rise of Mithali Raj, and her talented team.
But still, it seems that women players have to go a long long way before they get the recognition of what they truly deserve. Recently, Mithali Raj was awarded the Woman of the Match award after India’s first win at the Asia Cup against Malaysia. Though she scored a critical knock of 97 runs, the prize money she received was a mere $250, which is equivalent to Rs 16, 750 approx.
16,000 for a player who is playing for the country is not getting as much as the men cricketers are getting. Talking about equally paid, women cricketers are not even getting 1/4 of what the male cricketers get.
It is evidently too less for the hard work that our women players show in the field.
But from the netizens eyes, it is not possible they didn’t get it and even they stood up and attacked the cricket authorities. Because we care for cricket irrespective of the gender. This is a fact.
See the comments here:
This is a fact and the authorities should do something for the female cricketers as they are also playing with the same hard work like others.