Fashionable sports activities presenter, Zainab Abbas, revealed the challenges she has confronted throughout her journey to develop into a longtime feminine presenter. Zainab was a part of TEDx Ladies 2020 the place she talked in regards to the hardships she needed to face as a girl when coming into a male-dominated trade.
She mentioned that for fairly a while she was questioned on her cricketing data solely due to her gender. Even after making it as a sports activities journalist, she faces criticism and other people don’t acknowledge her data of the sport.
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Zainab revealed that she was rejected by some cricket legends for an interview solely as a result of she was a girl, nonetheless, after getting recognition as a high presenter, the identical cricketers willingly gave an interview to her. She mentioned that on the time of rejection, she was heartbroken as a result of they had been her idols rising up.
She mentioned that she confronted allegations of stealing content material and coming into the trade on the again of nepotism from her colleagues as effectively.
“I believe the world was not ready or used to see a girl taking lead in a subject which was guarded by males for therefore a few years,” she mentioned. “Nonetheless, I discovered by no means to let critics hassle me or let folks get underneath my pores and skin.”
Zainab additionally shared her journey into the trade and why she selected to be a sports activities journalist. She mentioned that she had been an enormous cricket fan ever since her childhood and at all times needed to be related to the game in a technique or one other.
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“The concept of sportsmanship stems from the truth that sport is mostly and equalizer no matter gender, race, or pores and skin shade. It focuses in your expertise, abilities, energy, and above all, meritocracy,” she mentioned.
Zainab is a mainstay in PCB’s presenting panel and is without doubt one of the most recognizable personalities in cricket today. Her journey could have been full of hurdles however she has established herself as the highest sports activities presenter worldwide.