Blog by-Pooja Seth
Where there is a will, there is a way, and that is what this rockstar woman shows us. Kashmira Pednekar is a professional footballer and a sports presenter. In India, football is not prepared to be played by girls and girls are not encouraged to play football.It is considered to be a very rough game and many parents are apprehensive about it.
But when you really want something, you work every minute of your life to achieve it and that is what Kashmira teaches us.OfficialhumansofBombay posted an interview with Kashmira in which she stated how she managed to train for football.
She is from a middle-class family and was always interested in sports. She was always among the first person to join for any colony sports event. She always watched football matches with her dad and had an urge to learn football and train in it. But her family could not afford the coaching fees. She kept looking for any women’s team and finally found one. But that was very far away from her home and she really had to travel a lot to reach there. She was determined to train and nothing could stop her from doing this, she decided to go there to train at the cost of anything. She was even ready to walk to there if necessary. She would wake up at 5:30 a.m and change 2 trains with her school bag and used to practice. Eventually, she got the chance to give trials of her dream team Mumbai United and was accepted by them as they saw the potential and passion in her for football. From then, there was no turning back for her. She used to train before and after going to college. Her passion for football was so high that she started to skip college for football and even failed a year. This was a low point in her life but she decided to balance her life. She planned out her day, she studied all night and trained all day.
She got a job at PR Agency but never compromised on her training. She would wake up at 5:30 and go to work and train after coming from job. Her aim in life was to spread the message that girls can be, do anything they want. She wanted to change the notion that girls can’t be goalkeepers or that there is no future for female sportspersons in India.
She proves that girls can kick and kick amazingly in life. Her sheer dedication towards her sport and the will with which she plays is commendable and something we all should learn about. Life is what we make it and she made it her way.Sports can transform your life and teach you the art of living. People make excuses in life but Kashmira never allowed excuses to come between her dream of playing football.