SYDNEY: Young Pakistan all-rounder Fatima Sana looked nervous to have a word with her childhood inspiration and one of the greatest female cricketers Ellyse Perry.
In a video posted by Australia Women’s Cricket team, Sana can be seen requesting Jessica Jonassen to introduce her to Perry after the final ODI of the series between the two sides.
“Can I talk to Perry?” asked Sana to Jonassen who was standing with a few other teammates.
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) January 21, 2023
In reply, Jonassen told Sana that she could approach Perry directly while being empathetic to her hesitation.
“Do you look up to Ellyse?” she asked Sana. ” Yes I was 11 when she was winning the World Cup” Sana replied.
Perry, widely regarded as one of the prolific sportswomen, played a vital role in all of Australia’s four World Cup victories between 2010 and 2014, though she will forever be remembered for the 2013 Women’s World Cup final against West Indies, when, barely able to walk, she limped in to bowl 10 overs and took 3 for 19.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan’s women’s cricket team are currently on a tour to Australia for three ODIs and as many T20Is. After the series whitewash in ODIs, the Green Shirts will play their first T20 game on Tuesday.