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‘Boys assume girls afraid to hit a fast ball’: Malala recalls her cricket days

Education activist Malala Yousafzai says she loved to play cricket as a girl, but that boys wouldn’t throw the ball to her the same way they did to each other.

“As a girl, I loved to play cricket with my friends and brothers. But I noticed that boys would throw a slower ball to me, assuming girls were afraid to hit a fast ball,” Malala wrote on Instagram.

She said she would always shout back at these boys and told them to throw the ball like they would if she were a boy.

The Nobel laureate spoke about the importance of sports. For her, playing sports helped give her the boldness to be competitive and resilient in her fight for girls’ education and equality. 

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