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,...