She may be just 9 years of age but this small wonderkid from Indore is slated to make a huge splash in the cricketing world very soon.
After all, she has just made it to Indore division’s under-19 cricket squad.
Anadi Tagde is no ordinary little girl. The young star who is a right-arm medium pace bowler started showing interest in the sport when she was just 5 years old. But even though she desperately wanted to join the boys in the locality playing cricket, they wouldn’t let her play with them.
So, instead, she roped in her brother to play cricket with her.
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Anadi has been quoted by the Times of India as saying, “When I was just five years old, I would watch the boys in our area playing cricket and it fascinated me. The boys didn’t allow me to play with them. So I used to play with my elder brother. Then my father Anurag Tagde sent me to a local cricket club for training.” She is currently playing in the inter-division under-19 girls tournament starting at Gwalior.
However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for young Anadi once she started training in the academy – she was afraid of the leather ball. But her family including her father was encouraging of her and soon even those fears dissipated. Now, even though she is still incredibly young compared to the other girls in the team, she notes that she is never treated differently and is instead mentored by everyone including the coach. Anadi even has a mentor in her own mother as her mom herself used to be a cricketer having represented her university as a left-arm spinner.
While she is thoroughly enjoying her present, unsurprisingly Anadi dreams of representing India someday. And given her tenacity, she just might make it happen.