Pakistan's First Women Commentator Marina Iqbal Schooled a Reporter For Accusing Her With His Half Knowledge
Women have shown repeatedly how they are no less than men, however, the patriarchal society keeps pulling women down and doesn’t let any chance go to degrade them. Similarly, women cricketers and their team always have to bear with the biases and bigotry of our misogynistic culture.
Pakistan’s first woman cricket commentator and former cricketer Marina Iqbal also was a target of one such incident. A sports reporter Qadir Khawaja shared two pictures of Marina Iqbal and questioned her for wearing heels on the pitch.
He asked in Urdu on twitter that was it legal to walk around the pitch wearing heels. But Marina wasn’t going to just take it, she a befitting reply to Khawaja’s attack.
Former cricketer shared a full picture of her showing that she was wearing flats on the pitch and added “I am a former Pakistan player and I know the protocols”.
She called out his half-knowledge and told him to never jump to conclusions without properly researching.
She wrote, “Half knowledge can be dangerous Qadir. It’s flats on pitch and heels in pre-match. I am a former Pakistan player, I know the protocols”. Twitter praised Marina for answering well.
Marina Iqbal is a 33-year-old First women commentator of Pakistan. She also played cricket for Pakistan Women Cricket Team for six years. And retired in 2017. Marina moved to commentary the same year.