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Heena Sidhu: Inspiration to many

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

“In India you can’t make a profession out of sport unless you are a cricketer,” said Heena Sidhu, who became India’s first world number one pistol shooter last year. “When I started out seven, eight years back it was really tough to break through. It’s not as if people come marching to your house (demanding you quit), but what society thinks affects the parents and eventually it trickles down to the children,” added Sidhu, saying Indian society still has traditional expectations of women.

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