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From lifting iron ore to practising on the field: Odisha tribal woman chases her cricket dreams
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India, Oct. 20 -- Early this week, 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal from Mumbai hit the headlines after he scored a double century against Jharkhand in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match.
While working towards his cricketing goals, Jaiswal sold paani puri and fruits and slept on an empty stomach most of the times.
More than a thousand kilometres away in Odisha's backward Keonjhar district, a 20-year-old tribal woman has been similarly chasing her cricket dream.
She does that as and when she gets time off from work.
Pinky Tirkey works at a railway siding in Bolani area of the mineral-rich Keonjhar district and also doubles up as a wicketkeeper and batswoman for Jharkhand's Under-23 cricket team.
After her father Dhuchu Tirkey died two years ago,...
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