WPL: Perseverance and belief in hardwork pays off for Gujarat Giants’ Tarannum Pathan

Tarannum Pathan, the off-spin all-rounder who went unsold in the previous WPL auction, has finally found a place in the 2024 Women’s Premier League with the Adani Sportsline-owned Gujarat Giants. Tarannum’s determination and hard work eventually paid off, as she looks forward to making a mark in the upcoming season.

Tarannum expressed her disappointment at going unsold in the previous auction, but credited her family and friends for their unwavering support. With the upcoming season, the Giants are seeking a turnaround in fortunes and Tarannum is determined to make the most of the opportunity to push for a place in the Indian team.

Hailing from Baroda, Tarannum has encountered numerous challenges in her cricketing journey. Following in the footsteps of cricketing legends like Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, she draws inspiration from her childhood memories and her father, who supported her unconditionally.

Despite initial setbacks, Tarannum remains undeterred and aspires to earn a spot in the national team. She acknowledges the support she received from cricketing icons like Irfan and Yusuf Pathan, who helped her in mental preparation and power-hitting skills. Tarannum’s recent performances in domestic matches have been impressive, and she is eager to shine in the Women’s Premier League.

Tarannum remains determined to defy age barriers and believes in maintaining her fitness to overcome the challenges of professional women’s cricket. Her journey in domestic cricket has been filled with perseverance and her participation in women’s T20 leagues in Goa and Chhattisgarh has been beneficial for her growth as a player.

As women’s cricket continues to grow rapidly in India, Tarannum remains optimistic about the future of the sport. With the support of her loved ones and her unwavering determination, Tarannum looks forward to making a mark in the 2024 Women’s Premier League and hopes to pave the way for her selection in the Indian team.

Tarannum’s inspiring story is a testament to her resilience and commitment to her sport and serves as inspiration for aspiring female cricketers across the nation.