Poverty did not stop Marufa Akhtar's jourmey towards goal
Satyendranath Roy, Domar (Nilphamari)
Poverty could not stop his strength of mind. Marufa Akhter, who was called up to the national cricket team in the World Cup Bichaparba, is an example of what can be achieved if a person has a strong will.
The girl who worked in agriculture with her father in other's land (field) today got call to Bangladesh national women cricket team. Her address is Marufa Akhtar, daughter of Alimullah of Dhelapir area of Syedpur upazila in Nilphamari.
BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon said, Marufa Akhtar to play in the national team on January 15. BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon assured him of various cooperation including buying a cow for tillage. Marufa's family said. The joy of that day will be remembered in their family forever. Marufa was the first to tell the news of the first joy to the elder brother Al-Amin. The whole family came to know through him. A flood of happiness is now flowing from home to neighborhood.
BCB has announced the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup Qualifiers on September 4The new face among them is Marufa Akhtar. The qualifying round will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the schedule has already been finalized. Red-green girls will go there first to camp. Bangladesh will travel on September 8. This will be Marufa's first foreign tour.
Marufa's incredible performance
Marufa played in the Dhaka Premier League of one-day format. The right-arm swing pacer took a total of 23 wickets for BKSP at 3.21 runs per over in 11 matches. He took 7 wickets in one match. The right-handed pacer won the 'Best Promising Player' award of the tournament. Came to the camp of the national team. Where 28 cricketers got a chance. Scored the highest points in the fitness test.
Last month, the T20 edition of the National League in Sylhet showed an even bigger surprise. Bowled at an economy of less than three (2.76) in T20s. He was the second highest wicket taker with 13 wickets in 7 matches. Sylhet played an important role in winning the division title.