Sana Mir becomes world’s most successful ODI spinner
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan off-spinner Sana Mir achieved the feat of most successful women ODI’s spinner in the world after dismissing South Africa’s Sune Luus in the third ODI of ICC Women’s Championship on Sunday.
It was Mir’s 14th ODI wicket in her 118th appearance for Pakistan.
Currently, the former Pakistan skipper holds the third position in the ICC bowler list and as per the news reports, it is likely that she will improve her rankings which will be released on Monday.
Prior to this, Mir had also become the first Pakistani bowler to head the ICC rankings in October of 2018.
Sana Mir is presently the third ranked ICC bowler, but is expected to make an upward movement when the new rankings are released on Monday, May 13. In October last year, she had become the first Pakistan bowler to top the ICC rankings.
Sana Mir made her ODI debut, eight days shy of her 20th birthday against Sri Lanka at the National Stadium in the ACC Women’s Asia Cup match. She remained wicket-less, but scored 23 runs with the bat.
Recalling her early days, Sana Mir said she had to overcome a number of challenges. “The journey started by proving at every street, where I played cricket, that girls could play this sport. We didn’t have any role models, girls taking part in cricket was not that common.
“My father was in Army, so, we had to move around a lot. This meant making new friends, but at the same time proving my cricket abilities to them again and again.
“From street cricket to playing on the grounds and moving to stadia donning the Pakistan kit were moments of immense pride. From there, my goals started getting bigger and bigger as I started achieving results on the field.
“The more your intention is to contribute for the team, the more success comes to you. This journey has taught me that keeping the team goal ahead of everything else brings satisfaction along with fame, recognition and success.”
Sana Mir named in ICC women ODI Team of the Year
Earlier, Pakistani cricketer and former skipper Sana Mir was named in the International Cricket Council (ICC) women ODI team of the year.
Mir, 33, is a former captain and one of Pakistan’s most senior women cricketers has been representing the country since 2005.
“Alhamdulillah! Thank you @ICC and David Richardson for the opportunity, encouragement and recognition. Love playing this sport and cherish every time I represent my country globally. #ICC #ODITeamoftheyear2018,” Mir tweeted.