You see a ray of hope when you hear the inspiring stories of fathers who firmly believe “Dreams Know No Gender”.
They strive hard to make their daughters live their dreams. These dads are the REAL HEROES!
And, one such real hero is Rahman Sharieff, father of Nagma, U-16 Indian bowler.
Rahman Sharieff and his daughter’s story is not an ordinary one, it is an extraordinary story of hard work and determination.
Even though Rahman Sharieff is an auto driver, when he came to know about his daughter’s passion for cricket, he did what great fathers do!
He made sure her dreams get wings to fly.
He enrolled her in the Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC) and Nagma made sure that she doesn’t disappoint her father. This fast bowler has worked really hard to finally get a berth in the Under-16 team.
On January 7, when Nagma woke up she didn’t have the slightest of the idea that it would be one of her most memorable days.
After working really hard, she got the much-awaited message informing her that she had been selected for the Under-16 State girls’ cricket team.
As per Indiatimes, she shared:
“It was like a dream come true.
I had been working really hard for this day to come. I used to play zonal matches earlier and I wanted to represent the Under-16 state cricket team. I made it and I’m so glad,”
And, now after her performance, she is considered to be the next pace queen of India. A new Jhulan Goswami or a new Kapil Dev in the making.
But neither Nagma nor Rahman could have done it if Irfan Sait wouldn’t have noticed her talent to give her free coaching.
A delighted owner and coach of KIOC, Irfan Sait had a lot of say about Nagma’s dedication and talent:
“She is a hard-working, and an extremely talented girl.
She’s a fast bowler and has been doing very well. With her talent, she has the potential to get into the Indian women’s cricket team very soon.
I’m sure she will if she continues to work hard. I look forward to seeing her play for the state team too.”
Talking about Nagma’s dedication, her father, Rahman further added:
“Nagma is very dedicated.
After she finishes practising at the academy, she goes back home, rests for an hour and starts her batting and bowling drills outside her house with her brothers.
She even goes running and walks to build stamina. She has started to eat healthy and manages her diet by herself,”
Nagma also shared how she picked up her cricketing skills by watching her brothers play before she took to the game and slowly made a mark.
Nagma wishes to keep doing her best and get selected for the Indian team. She wants to be the fastest bowler in the country.
We wish Rahman and Nagma the very best and hope their story would inspire many more parents to come forward and support their daughters to venture into sports.