Women’s Cricket Legend: Purnima Rau


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Moreover, women worldwide became far more independent and assertive. This blog will discuss one of our players from the Women’s Indian Cricket Team- Purnima Rau.

The game of cricket is one that tons of individuals love and envy at the same time. The sport began as early due to the 13th century. Because of the primary patriarchal nature of society, it is widely perceived as a men’s sport. But alongside the evolution of this contemporary era, more people have begun to know that it’s tons more to that than its perceived notion.

Purnima Rau (born 30 January 1967) is a former Indian cricketer. She played Test and ODI cricket for India.

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Full Name Purnima Rau
Date Of Birth 30 January 1967
Age 55 years
Birthplace Secunderabad, India
Profession Indian Cricketer
Birth Country India
Nationality India
Estimated Net Worth 1 to 5 Million ( Approx )


An all-rounder, Purnima Rau played almost all of her ODI innings within the middle order and bowled right-arm off-spin. She captained Air India in Indian domestic women’s cricket. Purnima Rau headed the Indian team in 3 Test matches and eight ODI matches. Rau made her cricket debut for India against West Indies in an ODI at Nottingham on 20 July 1993. Her test debut against New Zealand at Nelson on 7 February 1995. Rau is touted together of the primary players in Indian women’s cricket to aim to require advantage of the sector restrictions in situ during the primary 15 overs of a limited-overs game.

In 1996 skipper Rau helped the touring Andhra Pradesh women’s cricket team register a 114 run victory over Samudra Ladies CC.

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Interview With The Goan

Women’s cricket in Goa is on the ascent. Last year the women’s team qualified for the Super League and created history. Since then, the Goan women cricketers have become a really confident bunch. And rightly so, as coach Purnima Rau says, performance is the keyword now in women’s cricket. It has become tons more competitive.

Former India captain and ex-selector Purnima Rau has been an inspiration, consistent with Goa skipper Salma Divkar. “We have learned so much under coach Purnima. She is that the neatest thing to possess happened to Goan Cricket. We are physically fitter and technically far better now than in the past. Our mental strength has improved, making us much more confident,” added Salma.

Women’s cricket has come an extended way, especially after the BCCI took women’s cricket affairs under its umbrella and then did the state-level cricket associations. The facilities are the same as those available to the men’s teams, making the women feel they’re on an even keel in Goa.

Last year, coach Purnima transformed the fortunes of the state women’s team when Goa won its maiden qualification to the Super League. And hopes of a repeat are high. “It’s not about the exposure and opportunity. Now it is performance-based. Goan women’s cricket has become a touch more competitive from what it had been last year,” says the coach, who played for India from 1993-2000 and captained the country in three Test matches and eight ODIs.

“What is satisfying on behalf of me as a teacher is that they have improved in each department and seem to be improving their standards. They need to set themselves some standards and goals and try to get that. They’re now focussed on cricket, which I’m quite happy about,” explained Purnima.

On the choice of the squad, Purnima says:” The senior team picks itself, as we have a smaller pool compared to the under-19 and under-16s. We have got a bigger pool within the under-16. This good news for the longer term of Goa cricket, and it is relatively large in the under-19 category. When it involves the seniors, it’s more about experienced players.

Coaching Career

Currently, she may be a coach related to the development of youth and women’s cricketers in Hyderabad. Purnima Rau was the coach for the Indian women’s cricket team. She was relieved from her duties as coach of the India Women’s cricket team by BCCI in April 2017 without being communicated directly.

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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