Rani Rampal has been a key member of the national women’s squad for long. The teenager from Haryana proved that yet again during the Junior World Cup in Germany by walking away with the player of the tournament award. “It’s a proud moment for all of us,” said Rani.
Rani, who honed her skills at the Shahbad Academy under Baldev Singh, has been instrumental in winning laurels for the country on several occasions, including the silver at the 2009 Asia Cup. The same year, she won the young player of the tournament award at the Champions Challenge.
A year later, the national team was unimpressive at the World Cup but Rani went on to win the player of the tournament award. She also represented the country at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
Given her skills on the astro-turf, Rani will be a marked player when India play the Asia Cup in September.