Diana Baig talks about making it from Gilgit to the women’s cricket squad

Diana Baig talks about making it from Gilgit to the women's cricket squadBy Shahbano Aliani for Dawn: This 22-year-old medium pacer, Diana Baig, burst into prominence in the Women’s World Cup (WWC) 2017.

The young athlete from Gilgit is one of the most animated players on the field. She dives, runs and chases with a palpable energy, bringing the field to life.

Diana was effective with her pace in the recent ICC Championship series against New Zealand in November 2017 and Sri Lanka in March 2018, fielded with characteristic enthusiasm and was handy with the bat in some key moments.

One of the emerging stars on the women’s team, I spoke to Diana on the phone about her childhood and how she made it from Gilgit to the national squad.

The interview below is translated from Urdu and has been edited for brevity and clarity.

Read at the source: DAWN.COM / June 04, 2018

Author: ismailimail

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