Trisha, the young sensation in women's U-19 cricket
G Trisha is a 12-year-old rising talent from Hyderabad, who in the ongoing Women's U-19 One Day League, grabbed everyone's attention with her performances. In one of the matches, she displayed her all-round skills with a bowling spell of 3/9 in 10 overs against Karnataka, and went on to open the innings for Hyderabad. The youngster incidentally is also the U-19 team vice-captain.
Trisha took a liking to cricket at a young age of 3. According to her father, who cultivated her interest says, "When she was just 2-3 years old she used to hit 1000-2000 deliveries daily with a plastic bat, off a ball adjusted to her height." She began playing on ground at 4 and her skills were groomed at Hyderabad's St. John's academy.
Like her early start to the sport, Trisha's career as a junior cricketer also began early. She played her first U-16 tournament after being selected to play at the age of 8. Trisha then gradually moved on to play under U-19 and U-23 levels for the Hyderabad team all at the age of 12. An unstoppable talent indeed.
Though she started out as a top-order batswoman who bowls, Trisha is now known more as a bowling all-rounder with her unique round-arm leg-spin bowling action.
R Sridhar, the men's national fielding coach, who also is one of the coaches at the academy where Trisha trains has this to say about her, "I've been seeing her for the last four or five years..her bowling is something I will keep an eye on..The way she is practising and going she will make it to the Indian team soon."