Sarika Kale was 10 years old when she started playing Kho Kho, a popular tag team sport in South Asia.
Even at that age, it was a difficult choice for her. Her father, who was dead against her sport, stopped talking to her.
But with the support of his mother and grandmother, she went on and became the captain of the Indian women’s team. It led the country to championship wins and received one of the highest sporting awards.
And looking back, she says that she is happy to have chosen Kho Kho.
This video is part of the second edition of BBC’s India Sportswoman of The Year. Click here to find out more about the nominees and vote for your favorite athletes.
Reporter: Anagha Pathak
Producer: Deepak Sharma
Editor: Nilesh Bhosle