“From the 1970s India was lucky to have someone like Sunil Gavaskar who was also the opening batsman for India and with his help India won their first test series against the West Indies and thereafter India had series of other great cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and now Virat Kholi,” said the Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj, as she spoke to the members of the Bhutan’s women’s cricket team.
Today, as the Embassy of India celebrated a special week of activities leading to the 75th Independence Day, the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Her Excellency, Ruchira Kamboj met with the officials and members of the national women’s cricket team.
Speaking to the players, Her Excellency spoke about how India comes to a standstill whenever India plays a tournament or match and how religiously Indians celebrate the sport. Her Excellency also touched upon the growth of women cricket in India and their standing in world cricket.
“We are delighted to be able to help the team prepare for the upcoming tournament and we have no doubt Bhutan will do well,” the Ambassador said. “All the good wishes and do well.”
The India House has rendered their support to the national women’s team by allowing the team to train at the embassy ground for the next one month and also providing free Yoga sessions.
The President of Bhutan Cricket, Thinley Wangchuk Dorji handed over a memento as a token of appreciation to Her Excellency.