“Feel Proud That The Biggest Superstars In Sports Are Women Today”: Sania Mirza On Changing Scenario

Sania Mirza has been an inspiration to many!
“Feel Proud That The Biggest Superstars In Sports Are Women Today”: Sania Mirza On Changing Scenario

Women are generally never encouraged to play sports. It’s more a guy’s thing, they say. Worldwide, you will find more fans of any men’s sport than women’s. Our patriarchal society also took the liberty to decide which extracurricular activities are more suitable for men and women, and that just became the norm. But I am so glad that the narrative around women’s sports has changed over the year. And ace tennis player, Sania Mirza had an important role to play in the same. Recently, at an event organised by Meta, Sania was one of the keynote speakers, and she talked about how 15 years ago not many people knew of female sportspersons and how this has changed today!

Sania Mirza is a household name today, and her career speaks for itself! She is definitely a role model to many young girls who aspire to take up sports as a career. At a recent event, the 36-year-old athlete talked about how there has been a huge change in sports with so many female sports players becoming household names today. She said that she feels very proud to say that outside of the cricketing fraternity, the biggest superstars from sports are women today.


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Sania also went on to name Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar, and said that even 15 years ago we could not name that many female sports players who are household names. She added, “So, it makes me very proud as a woman and as an athlete. And if I was able to inspire even a few girls in starting that movement or having that kind of revolution that we have had in sports in our country, I feel like I have fulfilled what I a here for.”

Also read: Sania Mirza To Mentor RCB Women’s Team, Will Help Players Mentally Prepare For Games

As tennis legend, Sania Mirza, bid goodbye to her glorious 20-year career, she leaves behind a legacy we are so proud to have witnessed. With six Grand Slams to her name, she has changed the scenario on the sports front in our country and all over the world! She is now the mentor of the women’s Royal Challengers Bangalore team for the ongoing Women’s Premiere League.

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