India U19 Women’s cricketers’ family goes out of the way to watch U19 Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023 final
India women’s U19 team has reached the final of the ongoing Women’s U19 20-20 World Cup 2023. In the semis, the Women In Blue thrashed New Zealand. On the other hand, England, who will play the final, defended 99 runs against Australia. Meanwhile, the Indian fans and the cricketers’ families are excited about the title clash to be played on January 29. After all, this is the inaugural edition of the tournament.
Meanwhile, one of the cricketers from the Women In Blue, Archana Devi comes from an economically poor family. Her mother, Savitri Devi narrated the family’s story. She said that there is no guarantee that electricity would be supplied in Unnao (her village). She added that her family has collected money to buy an inverter to watch the final without any interruption.
“There is no guarantee of electricity in our village tomorrow. Hence, I have collected money to buy an inverter. My daughter is in the team playing the World Cup final and we hope to watch the match on my mobile phone without any interruption,” Savitri told The Indian Express from Ratai Purwa, a village of about 400 residents.
People used to taunt me for sending Archana to school: Savitri Devi
Savitri Devi further added that she works on a one-acre farm and sells milk to make ends meet. She also mentioned that she used to get taunted for sending Archana to school.
“I worked on our 1-acre farm and sold milk from the two cows we owned to make ends meet. People used to taunt me because I sent Archana away from home to stay in the Kasturba Gandhi Girls School hostel in Ganj Muradabad. Before she got admission there, it was difficult to afford even her daily bus fare of Rs 30. Those who used to taunt me are congratulating me these days,” Savitri said.
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