A great article on cricbuzz about Veda Krishnamurthy, where she shares her journey, her struggles & support she received towards her rise to prominence. And the author Purnima Malhotra compares her as the Rohith Sharma of the women’s team.
Youngest amongst four siblings two elder sisters and a brother Veda is the darling at home. Honing their skills together in gully cricket helped bridge the 14-year age gap between the brother and the youngest-born in the family. Nobody raised an eyebrow when an over enthusiastic 4-year-old Veda tagged along with her protective brother, and his gang, for their routine soft-ball games in the evenings.
In a town like Kadur, tucked away in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, where a cricket facility for girls was unheard of, the doting father pacified his daughter for years with the promise of driving her down personally, should an opportunity arise.
Veda hit the jackpot at 13 when, much to her surprise, she came across an advertisement in the paper calling out for young talent for a trial camp in the state capital. Keeping his word, SG Krishnamurthy brought his teenaged daughter to – what was going to be her home for the next few years Karnataka Institute of Cricket in Bangalore, in 2005.
Originally posted on cricbuzz.
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