Activist Malala Yousafzai encourages women to ‘go for’ cricket

In her recent interview with Sky Sports, Malala Yousafzai encouraged women to play cricket and asserted that women should never hesitate to take up any sport on the basis of their gender.

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Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has encouraged young girls and women to take up cricket and give it a try in a recent video on Tuesday.

In her interview with Sky Sports, she asserted that women should never hesitate to take up any sport on the basis of their gender. “Even today, when we see women cricket players playing in this stadium, they are sending a message to all girls out there that they can be in sports, they can be players, they can play any sport they want,” Malala stated in the video interview.

She said women have been leading several professions hence they should enter sports as well. The education activist added that women should at least play cricket and give it a try, and “go for it” if they enjoy it. Malala added that people here will support them if they join cricket.

She said that her message to the girl is to never stop believing in yourself. The activist added that nothing stops women from achieving the position they dreamt of.

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She added that women playing sports today are inspirations for other girls to follow. Malala Yousafzai had attended a cricket event ‘The Hundred’ going on currently in the UK.

Last month, activist Malala Yousafzai had graced the cover of the famous fashion magazine, British Vogue, for the July edition.

Pictures of the covers have been circulating on social media since Monday night. While her advocates are celebrating her success, Malala’s detractors are posting sour comments on Twitter. Nevertheless, the education activist is garnering praise from all over the world.

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In the interview, Malala had talked about her life in the UK and her experience of studying at the world’s prestigious Oxford University. From living in Pakistan’s northern mountainous part of Swat and then moving to a foreign land, Malala discussed the transformation she went through.