Malala Yousafzai is known for being bold, straightforward, and feisty. Never too shy to express herself, this time the Nobel laureate is again at it and wants the girls to take up cricket if they dream of playing one in near future. Malala felt gender should not become a hindrance for the budding girls to take up the sport if they enjoy playing it.
The 24-year-old currently lives in the United Kingdom and is often seen actively involved in women’s empowerment and education. Apart from that, Malala always encourages girls to study or pursue whatever they aspire to become in life in several of her speeches.
“Even today, when we see women cricket players playing in this stadium, they are sending a message to all girls out there that they can be in sports, they can be players, they can play any sport they want,” Malala stated in the video interview.
The 24-year-old further opined that there have been numerous women role models not only in Pakistan but across the globe, who often push the boundaries to be successful in achieving their goals. If Zainab Abbas has broken the barrier and has become a prominent sports anchor in Pakistan, then Sana Mir, the former Pakistan women team’s captain has set an example for other promising cricketers to go after their dream.
Malala concluded by saying that she hopes women don’t stop dreaming and encouraged girls to give it a try and “go for it” if they enjoy it. No doubt these special and motivational words from the 24-year-old are sure to inspire aspiring girls to chase their dreams.