Neetu David, Chairperson of BCCI Selection Committee. The Queen Shapes the Future.


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Neetu David is currently the chairperson of BCCI for the women’s selection committee. The ‘queen shapes the future’, is a statement by many for Neetu. She has been a brilliant and hard-working player on and off the field. Recently, Neetu David could be seen making it to the breaking news, thanks to the rising controversies. Nevertheless, before anything let’s know something about her career from the beginning.

Neetu David
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Full NameNeetu David
Date Of Birth 1 September 1977
Age 54 years
Birthplace Indian
Nationality 27 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceKanpur, India
Profession Indian Cricketer
Role Batter
Batting StyleRight-Handed
Networth 1 To 5 Million Approx

Early Life of Neetu David

The Indian Railways has been always generous enough to offer great left-arm spinners. Once again proving the fact, Neetu David successfully made her life-changing choice to switch over. Hailing from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Neetu comes from the land of unlimited potential. She was born on 1st September 1977.

Journey From Railway Track to Cricket Pitch

The transition to being a cricketer from doing a job in the Indian railways was not so difficult for Neetu. From the beginning, she was quite a strong player on the field. Moreover, to become a working woman in the late 20th century was a huge task in itself.

Nevertheless, Neetu David has been an inspiration since then to all the women around the globe. Talking about her hands-on experience, Neetu is an all-rounder. But she is more popular for her slow-left arm bowling skills. Furthermore, her style of batting is right-handed.

When Neetu was starting her career, her height was a little less than others. A few inches added could have proven to be helpful. Nonetheless, as her bowling style, she spun this bane into a boon for herself. She uses her short size to give the ball a generous amount of flight.

Although over some time, her ability to loop the ball with a stronghold has reduced. She continues to be as strong as ever in the game. Mamtha Maben, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team speaks very highly of Neetu.

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“She was standing in front of the mirror with the ball and having self-talk. That’s how determined she was. That was an eye-opener for me. And this is when she was well-established at the international level and was still focused on continually improving,” stated Maben in an interview.

Nobody has ever become an inspiration unless they achieve something. On the other hand, Neetu David is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in test matches. In addition to that, she is India’s second-highest wicket-taker in One Day International matches. David also has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s Test matches. She had taken eight wickets for 53 runs against England’s women’s team in the year 1995. Afterward, Neetu David went ahead to become the first women bowler to bag 100 wickets in One Day International format.

It came as a shocking upset for the team when Neetu David announced her retirement in the year 2006. Henceforth, Neetu parted ways with international cricket in June 2006. Nevertheless, as the famous saying goes “Never say never”, Neetu reversed her decision in 2008. In early 2008, Neetu decided to step back into the game. Which further resulted in her nomination for Asia Cup 2008.

In September 2008, it was Indian women Vs England women. Jhulan Goswami‘s smart performance nearly suffocated the hosts. On the contrary, Claire Taylor used her experience to bring her team home as the winner with five balls in hand.

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Big Promotion at BCCI in 2020

The ‘queen of spin’ is a title Neetu’s fans gave her. She started to shift her attention toward the future of the sport. The spin queen is still thriving with her best abilities to raise the stakes. In the area of cricket, the BCCI is the governing body. The Board of Control for Cricket in India was aiming to take a step forward in the year 2020.

On 26th September 2020, BCCI released a statement, declaring Neetu David as a member of the selection committee for the women’s cricket team. No better match could have been found like Neetu David. Following is the list of other four members appointed by BCCI on the selection committee:

  • Former wicket-keeper and batter Venkatacher Kalpana (South).
  • Batter Arati Vaidya (West).
  • Pacer Renu Margrate (North).
  • Bengal allrounder Mithu Mukherjee (East).
End Note: 

Lately, a lot of controversies are going on and around Neetu David. Nevertheless, she continues to lead the panel on account of her seniority. Let us see what the future holds for a star player like Neetu David and the upcoming ones.

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