Only woman cricketer in Australian blind team ready for the big challenge
Updated - Feb 6, 2017 11:25 am
Christine Casey is not just a name in the world of cricket. She is soon growing to be an inspiring story for many. Casey is the only woman cricketer in the Australian team that is participating in the Blind World T20 in India at the moment. She is yet to get a game in the tournament but is ready for the big challenge. Casey wishes to be a stand out performer and win matches for her country in the second edition of the Blind World T20. Christine Casey is in the B1 category of the players and is hopeful to get a go in the matches to be followed in the tournament.
She did not feature in the match against Bangladesh recently, in which the Aussies had to suffer a defeat. Going back in the timeline, she made it to the squad for the World T20 in the Australian men’s team after she had performed exceedingly well in the domestic fixtures. Playing for Victoria, the Queensland-lady made a name for herself playing as the finisher for the team. She was a top performer whilst batting at number 6 position in the domestic fixture. Apart from cricket, Christine Casey is a school teacher.
Her first introduction to cricket dates back to primary school when her brother, Michael Casey, introduced her to the sport. Michael used to play cricket in his younger days. Casey soon fell in love with the sport and started enjoying her game. Her family saw her being ardently inclined to the sport of cricket and they let her chase her dreams. Today, she finds herself proudly wearing the Australian colours. In a conversation with Mid Day, she recalled the moment when she was introduced to the sport. She also added that she would like to continue with the sport. Her words are of total motivation for anyone who wishes to succeed in life.
“Firstly, playing cricket was never what I intended to do. It happened by accident. There were a group of blind cricketers who came to my school to play a match against us. When I went to university, I was invited to try my hand at some serious cricket and from then onwards, it was no looking back as I now play for my country,” quoted Christine Casey.
“I will continue to improve my game and would like to get selected for another international competition soon. There is no such word as can’t. If you think you can then you will do it. Anything that is worth acquiring is going to take some effort so one has to be patient and keep working hard. I have never felt they look down upon me because I am a female cricketer. I train as hard as the rest of them. We are all very supportive of each other and I just make sure that whatever I do, I give my best,” she conceded further.