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A heartbreaking story has come to light from West Bengal’s Behala where a young woman, who formerly represented the Indian women’s Football team in various tournaments, was forced to become a delivery Zomato agent as she was spotted delivering food due to financial crunch. The young girl was Identified as Poulami Adhikari and is the resident of Behala.
In the video, Poulmi Adhikari can be seen talking to the cameraman who stopped her to ask why she is delivering food. Adhikari can then be heard narrating her life story of how she has played and represented the Indian women’s team at various places including Germany, London, America, Sri Lanka, Scotland.
The 18-year-old football player can also be heard telling that she is the student of Charuchandra college and is in the 3rd year. She also said that she is survived by her father and her sister, who is married, as her mother died at a very young age. Adhikari also told the cameraman that her daily income from delivering food was around 300-400.
The video also shows her juggling with the football as her football skills display shows the potential the footballer has.
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It was reported that after the video went viral of the 18-year-old footballer, Trinamool youth leader Debangshu Bhattachary took to facebook to ask for the contact information of the young football player to aid her. Aside from Trinamool leader, BJP leader and actor Rudranil followed suit with Debangshu and asked for the contact information of the football player as well.
After the video of the young player emerged on the internet, various users came forward to show their disappointment at the plight of the sport in the country. One user wrote and said that they have no doubt why a country with more than a billion people cannot qualify for any major international football competitions, implying that the situation of the sport is shameful.
Another user wrote and said that it was interesting to see people blaming everything on bureaucrats, Sports Associations and what not, and not taking responsibility for their own shortcomings. The user further accused the public for not turning up to watch Women’s football.
The user further challenged the people to tell them the names of 5 female footballers from India to prove their point.
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