November 30, 2011

The cricketer who googled her way into a team

Nikita Bastian

You’ve probably googled for information on top restaurants, vacation spots or scientific explanations, right? How about googling your way into a national cricket team – ever thought about giving that a try? Well, that’s exactly what Anahita Arora did.

Arora moved to New York from Delhi in 2003 and, sometime later, typed ‘USA Women’s Cricket Association’ into Google. The USA Women’s team, she learned from her search, was looking for players. Arora, who had played in local tournaments growing up, attended the trials and was selected in the national team, the Indian Express reported. Arora played for the USA in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Bangladesh, finishing second on the team’s batting-averages chart.

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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