Congratulations to Muneeba Ali for scoring a century in a T20I match. She is the first Pakistani woman and only the 6th female cricketer all over the world to achieve this milestone. This is an amazing feat and one that speaks to her hard work and dedication. Muneeba is an inspiration to many aspiring cricketers and her feat is a reminder that hard work and dedication can take you to any height. Not only is she a role model for aspiring cricketers, but also for everyone that wants to achieve their goals no matter what. With her 100 coming at a strike rate of 150, Muneeba has set an example for all the aspiring women cricketers to come.
Here are 7 things to know about the girl who just made history! Her journey is not only giving us great inspiration but also proving that hard work behind the scenes can really bring success in the field!
1. In The Beginning
Muneeba Ali was born in Karachi and is a 25-year-old cricketer who made her T20 debut in 2016 and ODI debut in 2018. However, this journey wasn’t a bed of roses for her as she faced many ups and downs and was even let go from the team but she is back, stronger than ever and we can’t wait to see what new things she achieves!
2. Muneeba Has Always Been An Avid Sportsperson
Muneeba revealed in an interview with PCB that she also played volleyball, hockey, and basketball during her college days. Following her passion for sports was therefore, a no brainer. She is a left handed batter and wicket keeper for the Pakistan Cricket Team.
3. Before Smashing Records In International Cricket….
Before smashing records in international cricket, Muneeba captained her school’s team and kept them on the winning side as well in her college days.
4. The Century Isn’t Her Only Record
Muneeba holds the record for the 2nd most runs scored in an inning by a wicketkeeper in the t20s and the 6th highest partnership for the first wicket in one-day internationals.
5. Her Team Nicknames
Muneeba is called Munster and Munni endearingly by her team mates!
6. Muneeba Ali Has Broken 3 World Records
First player from Pakistan to score a century in T20I
First Pakistani player to score a century in a One Day and T20I
First player to score a century in The T20I World Cup
7. Muneeba Is Fitness Focused – Testament To Her Great Form!
Here we see her keeping to a disciplined fitness routine – gym reps are her best friend apparently and we’re getting super gym motivation here!
Way to go Muneeba! We are all super proud!