Rameswari, a local girl from Kurnool, gets selected in the under-19 national cricket team
KURNOOL: Jammula Rameswari, an Intermediate final year student at Cole's Junior College here, earned a place for herself in the under-19 national cricket team. Rameswari, who hails from a poor family, represented Andhra Pradesh in eight national events so far.
An off-spinner, Rameswari displayed her talent against Karnataka recently by claiming five wickets for 11 runs in the All-India National Cricket Tournament (under-19) at Anantapur. She gave her best to the team in the School National Cricket Tournament at Vijayawada by taking five wickets for 16 runs.
She lost her father at a young age and is in the care of her brother, who is a daily wageworker in a barbershop. Considering her talent, the Nayibrahmin Welfare Association bought her cricket kit and financed her trips. District President of the Association V.V. Ramana Murthy said that they could meet the minor expenditure, but not the expensive training needed in future.
Rameswari, along with her friend Geetha, who played for the State, are undergoing training at Kodumur town, sponsored by the District Cricket Association.
She was a basketball player in the school but cricket was her favourite game, which she has been playing since childhood on the streets. A few years ago, she got an offer to play in the inter-district tournament where she shined while earning a permanent slot.