Abhilasha Agrawal displays the visual rendition “THE GAME CHANGERS” celebrating the Women Players of Indian Cricket.
Cricket is like a religion in India and cricketers are idols of many fans who wants to become just like them in future. Women cricket is one such area which needs to be getting popular in terms of fans turnout to watch their matches. In such situation it’s the lens of the photographers which captures the on and off field actions of the players to help them noticed among the people specially girls who wants to make career in the game.
It’s a visual delight for the cricket fans to see their favorite women cricketers prove their mettle on field against the visiting South Africa team in Vadodara. In between a photo display of some historic and beautiful moments of Indian women cricketers is on display inside the faculty of Fine Arts to inspire the girls and upcoming players to know the excitement of wearing the national Jersey and play for the country.
City girl Abhilasha Agrawal displays the visual rendition “THE GAME CHANGERS” a photo display celebrating the Women Players of Indian Cricket who have changed the face of Women Cricket
in particular and Women in Sports in General. Nearly 80 photographs are on display showing the stories, moments, excitement and sportsmen spirit among players.
Indian women ODI captain Mithali Raj reading a book, iconic Lord’s stadium, England captain Heather Knight and Indian captain Mithali Raj holding the ICC World Cup 2017 trophy before the finals, Eileen Ash (Nee Whelan) England’s oldest living former women’s cricketer rung the Bell to signal five minutes before the start of ICC Women’s world cup 2017 at Lord’s, historic moment of first DRS in the history of women cricket during ICC, Mithali Raj 6000 plus runs in ODI, Jhulan Goswami 200 plus wickets in ODI, Harmanpreet Kaur first Indian cricketer to play 100 T20, Smriti Mandhana youngest Indian to score a century in ICC World Cup, Baroda cricketer Radha Yadav, Spirit of cricket are some of the moments captured by Abhilasha Agrawal during the tours with the Indian team.
“I started photography in 2013 and covered lots of tournaments till date which includes T20 Bangladesh World Cup 2014, T20 India world cup 2016, ICC World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2017 in England and Wales as the only Indian and female photographer, ICC T20 World Cup 2018 and many more. The idea is capture the on and off field moments of the women cricketers. Some of the off field moments are close to my heart and displayed here in the exhibition which is probably for the first time in India related to women cricket. I hope the upcoming players will get the inspiration from the display to play alongside their idols someday,” said Agrawal.
Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Vijay Bagodi said the exhibition is one of its kind and a significant work by the photographer. It’s not a easy task to move with the team and capture such moments. The exhibition is a inspiration for the upcoming players and children and appeal everyone to visit once at the show.