PEOPLE WHO PLAY:
MEHAK THAREJA shared her story with Team Why Do We Play in an exclusive interview.
HOW DID THE JOURNEY BEGIN?
Mehak remembers the reason why she actually started playing Basketball and thinks it’s silly. She told us “My cousin started going for Basketball coaching. i was too jealous to see her do that so i went there too. You know how silly we are when we are kids. But i guess, this silly nature of mine turned out to be a blessing as I fell in love with the game as soon as i started playing it! Slowly and gradually this game became a part of my life.”
She further added “There have been times when my coaches changed and i had to prove myself to them. This feeling only made me better and i took it as a challenge and never stopped playing!”
WHAT KEPT HER GOING?
” I think i have inherited this spirit of never giving up from my father. He is very sporty and always encouraged me to stay involved in physical activities. He knew how important it is to keep yourself physically fit.”
She continued , ” Also, my coach an my team was my backbone!”
” Once during a tournament, I was very scared because we were playing the first match and i told the same thing to my coach. His reply was the most encouraging words someone ever said to me. He said, ” Agar match ke star ko hi darr lagega toh baaki team ka kya hoga!”
SOMETHING FOR THE YOUNGSTERS
“For the girls out there, you should know that determination to win is better part than winning. It’s not over till you call the shots cause ladies you are flawless. Peace.”
Team WHY DO WE PLAY wishes MEHAK all the best for her future. It was lovely to hear from her as she shared her story with us. Stay tuned for more interviews.