India, June 15 -- When Shahid Afridi was smashing bowlers all around the world for Pakistan, a young fan in Gujranwala (Pakistan Punjab) was trying to emulate her hero, preparing to be the 'Lady-Lala Boom Boom'. Fighting the challenges of growing up in a conservative society, Nida Dar went on to make her T20 and ODI debut for the Pakistan women's team in 2010. She is now the most talked about T20 all-rounder in women's cricket due to her aggressive batting and useful off-spin.

Dar, 32, is the daughter of former first-class cricketer Khawaja Rashid Hassan, who played for Kotli, a town in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. She grabbed headlines a few weeks ago after smashing a 20-ball fifty for Pakistan against hosts South Africa in the fourth T20...