Dayalan Hemalatha: Super Women of the Indian Cricket Team

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Personal Life

Dayalan Hemalatha, born on 19th September 1994, filled with passion and that rush which took her to the national level. This women cricketer coming from the magnificent state of Chennai, goes by the name of Dayalan Hemalatha. With all the progress she has made throughout her career she firmly stands above all odds in the Women’s Indian Cricket Team. Her father was quite supportive of her idea of pursuing the sport as a career. On the contrary, her mother was not so keen about heading into cricket.

Over the many years with immense performances delivered, cricket has not been just a game but a very emotional and supportive sport. The professionals and team players do not face any kind of gender discrimination. The times have changed, issues like gender discrimination in the 21st century do not matter anymore and one of the living examples is Dayalan Hemalatha. It is equally important to perform well in the game. Nevertheless, by channelizing the emotion to her game, she excelled in reaching soaring heights. 

Full Name Dayalan Hemalatha
Date Of Birth 29 September 1994
Age 25 years
Birthplace Chennai, India
Batting Style Right-Handed
Bowling Style Right-Arm Off break
International ODI Debut 11 September 2018 Vs Sri Lanka
International T20 Debut 9 November 2018 Vs New Zealand
Networth $ 1 Million
Image Credit: https://www.espncricinfo.com/

In her initial years, Dayalan Hemalatha had little to no clue about what cricket is exactly. The foundation of her cricket path was from the street game. She used to play a game with its own set of rules in the suburbs of Chennai. Heading as a professional in the field of cricket had never been on her mind until she joined M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women. Hemalatha Dayalan when moved up for her higher education, she had no plan on making a career in cricket. While she followed up on her education, she had a massive change in her life. Hemalatha started attending cricket camps along with her college friends.

Journey Of Becoming An All-Rounder Player

While shinning in her studies, she always made sure that nobody would question her skills. She started playing on the pitch and experienced a lot of exposure. Under the pressure of becoming successful, she shined like a diamond. Her hands-on experience started with the right hand in the batting section. Besides this, she also gave a shot to the bowling side where she played as right-arm off-break bowler. As a result of trying both sides, she not only aced in batting but also in bowling and finally decided to be an all-rounder player.

Dayalan Hemalatha
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In the year 2011, Dayalan Hemalatha was called up to Tamil Nadu state level which helped allow them to build up the backbone of her career. As expressed by herself she used to silently visit the camps just to observe her seniors. This observant behavior helped her to focus and groom her skills. As time went by, she stood with her head held high in the Senior South Zone Team 2013-2014. Gradually she started to strive and climbed up the ladder.

By the year 2016, Dayalan Hemalatha got a huge chance to represent for her very first Challenger’s Trophy. Without any expectations, she kept on grinding and then never looked back to the days she played in the suburbs of Chennai. Later in the year 2017 she got a life changing moment. She became the 125th ODI player for the Women’s Indian Cricket Team. All her life’s hard work, the observations she made and the practices she went through, it all paid off.

Dayalan Hemalatha
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Every drop of sweat concluded her debut in the Women Indian Cricket Team in March 2018. The first international exposure she thought she received was when she got listed into the international squad for the series against England. Unfortunately, Dayalan Hemalatha was not able to perform in front of the audience she deserved. But this was just a stepping stone for the fame she was about to encounter.

In the first match she played, she scored 37 runs in a one-day international match against one of the most competitive teams, Australia. Since then, Hemalatha Dayalan has not looked back because once you start moving ahead in this sport, the love of the game does not let you.

End Note

Here we conclude our article on the fact that when an individual gets involved in a sport, it is not because he is looking for money or glory. It just comes along as a motivational factor. The main motive is to inspire other players to grind and achieve something big in life. Just as Dayalan Hemalatha worked off her sweat and blood, she has achieved heights at a young age. Her journey is an inspiration for other women who leave behind their goals for reasons. 

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Mansi
I am a marketing enthusiast and love to learn and adapt new forms of marketing tools and updates. Brainstorming about marketing strategies is the place I am trying to gain expertise upon. Moreover, I enjoy watching cricket with my father. I enjoy the IPL season the most other than other cricket formats. Writing content about crickets acts as an added advantage to my many roles.

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