Rugby India has finally played their first rugby match in over a year, the tournament took place at the picturesque Srinagar. India is one of the countries badly hit by the Coronavirus, but despite the difficulties they were able to push through and organize a 7s tournament.
Rugby India took to social media to share their experience, as their players all smiled at the joys of finally playing the great game once again. Honorable Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju and other dignitaries were all present for the tournament as they welcomed back the sport in the country.
It was a wonderful day of rugby in India as both the men’s sevens and the women’s sevens were featured in the tournament. Players also went on social media to showcase their enthusiasm as they welcome their sport back, Vahbiz Bharucha reposted a story of her on Instagram showing her breaking away midfield for a try.
A photo of her with Honorable Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju was shared on her stories with the caption,
“It was an absolute honor meeting you @Kiren.Rijiju sir!” adding ” Thank you @rugbyindia for this opportunity” added the women’s sevens and XV’s captain.
Bharucha has been an important player for the Indian women’s rugby team for years now, leading younger girls on and off the field as she helps inspire and grow the game. The captain is well known amongst other Asian nation’s as a strong force for the India squad, with her power and speed she can break any line, and her experience and smart plays can be a sure threat to any team they face off with.
The staple player for both India’s XV’s squad and Sevens squad is also a freelance physiotherapist when she not out on the field crushing other players. She is also a World Rugby Educator for the Medical side of the sport. She is a true inspiration for girls in India and around Asia.