LAHORE-It was her timeless spirit, dedication and readiness to deal with new challenges that noticed Nahida Khan break the glass ceiling round 14 years in the past and have become the one lady cricketer from Balochistan to characterize Pakistan.
The correct-handed batter remodeled herself right into a everlasting opener within the nationwide aspect and struck eight half-centuries – all in One-Day Internationals. She went on to make 2,014 runs in 120 matches. Her final worldwide outing was within the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
Now, 36, Nahida is gearing to take one other problem as she takes up the teaching obligations within the upcoming Pakistan Cup Ladies’s Cricket Event. Nahida would be the assistant coach of Blasters, that are captained by Muneeba Ali.
“I’ve all the time been prepared to take up new challenges since my childhood and that helped me develop,” Nahida advised PCB Digital on the sidelines of a apply session on Thursday. “I’ve had a ardour for teaching and as a participant I used to be all the time interested in this artwork.”
It has not taken her lengthy to mould herself into the brand new position. She spoke to all-rounder Kainat Imtiaz about her bowling plans at size and shared information in regards to the artwork of batting with up and coming cricketers on the State Financial institution Floor.
Although Nahida is extensively often known as an opener, she additionally holds the file for many catches in an innings in ODIs. She grabbed 4 catches within the second match towards Sri Lanka in Dambulla in 2018 as Pakistan defeated the hosts by a staggering 94 runs on their strategy to first-ever collection clear sweep within the island.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to information and mentor the following era of gamers. That is actually the proper time to take action as we’ve some very thrilling expertise coming via. It’s extremely fulfilling to teach these with whom I’ve shared the sector as teammates.”
Together with her in-depth understanding of the sport and years of expertise, Nahida’s determination to turn into a coach was met with widespread help and pleasure as she obtained certifications from the PCB and ACC. She deputised Taufeeq Umar, the pinnacle coach of Amazons, within the Ladies’s League exhibition matches earlier within the 12 months. Amazons gained that three-match collection – a part of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s efforts to pave means for the launch of ladies’s T20 league.
Reflecting on her stint throughout the Ladies’s League exhibition matches, she mentioned: “Teaching the Amazons workforce within the Ladies’s League exhibition matches was a unbelievable expertise. It was a privilege to work with gifted gamers from totally different international locations, exchanging concepts and methods to boost the sport.”
She desires to be an inspiration for the thousands and thousands of ladies who wish to take up cricket as a occupation. “I would like these ladies to see me as their examples. If they can’t turn into cricketers, they will take up different roles within the sport.”
Nahida is optimistic about Blasters profitable the Pakistan Cup Ladies’s Cricket Event, which begins in Karachi tomorrow. “I consider the Blasters workforce has immense potential,” she mentioned. “Now we have sturdy mixtures and there are expectations from this bunch.
“Muneeba Ali is main the workforce and I’m excited to see how she performs as a captain. I’m excited to contribute to their development and see the workforce obtain nice success,” she added. Nahida has gained many home tournaments over her profession. Now including titles as a coach can be an icing on the cake.