Inside the lives of the world's first Street Child Cricket World Cup champions

The Mumbai contingent of the champion cricket team has had to overcome various obstacles to clock in the win at Lord’s
By: Himadri Sharma
Published: Jun 10, 2019
Inside the lives of the world's first Street Child Cricket World Cup champions
1/8
Shama Siddiqui fixes her hijab before leaving for school. The 14-year-old aspires to become a doctor and manages time between school, tuition classes and cricket. Once she becomes a medical expert, Siddiqui wants to help patients like her father, a kaali-peeli taxi driver, whose constant backache forces him to stay off the road, leading to diminishing income. Once done with studies for the day, Siddiqui, along with her elder sister, heads to the kitchen to cook and fill in for her mother, who has been sick lately.