Clip of Fatima Sana getting anxious before meeting childhood hero Ellyse Perry grabs netizens' attention

Sana was seen requesting Jess Jonassen to make her meet Perry.

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Fatima Sana and Ellyse Perry. (Photo Source: Twitter/Fatima Sana)

Pakistan cricketer Fatima Sana felt extremely shy to walk up to and meet her childhood hero, Australia star woman cricketer Ellyse Perry.

In a video posted by Australia Women’s Cricket team's official handle, Sana can be seen requesting other Jessica Jonassen to introduce her to Perry after the final ODI of the series between the two sides. The mighty Australia team clinched a convincing 3-0 clean sweep against a below-par Pakistan team.

Can I talk to Perry?: Fatima Sana seeks permission to meet her idol

In the video posted on Twitter, the 21-year-old cricketer can be seen first walking up to Jessica Jonassen to seek permission to speak with Ellyse Perry.

“Can I talk to Perry?” asked Sana to Jonassen who was standing with a few other teammates.

In reply, Jonassen told Sana that she could approach Perry directly while being empathetic to her hesitation.

“Do you look up to Ellyse?” she asked Sana. ” Yes I was 11 when she was winning the World Cup,” Sana replied. 

Jonassen, realising that Sana was feeling very shy to approach Perry, tried to make her comfortable saying that it is very normal for people to feel nervous when they see their childhood idols in front of them and wish to talk to them but also deal with the anxiety of being rejected. She encouraged Sana stating that as Sana had gathered the courage to walk up to Jonassen, she should do the same with Perry without any hesitation.

Here is the heartwarming video :-

This moment was to be cherished for the young Pakistani right-arm pace bowler forever. After having met her childhood hero, Sana took to Twitter to share a picture with her. She captioned the photo with a Bo Jackson quote: “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there…!”

Perry, widely regarded as one of the most prolific sportswomen, played a vital role in all of Australia’s four World Cup victories between 2010 and 2014, though her most notable performance was in the 2013 Women’s World Cup final against West Indies, when, barely able to walk, she limped in to bowl 10 overs and took 3 for 19.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan’s women’s cricket team are currently on a tour to Australia for three ODIs and as many T20Is. After the series whitewash in ODIs, they s will play their first T20 game on January 24.

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