Berhampur: Bangladeshi cricketer Sanjida Akter Meghla has started training at the Berhampur Physical Academy in Berhampur of Ganjam district to be fit for the upcoming Asia Cup to be held in August-September this year.
Meghla has made a name for herself by participating in various international matches. She has played cricket with various countries like India, Pakistan, Kenya, and South Africa. She is now 64 kg and was worried about her fitness ahead of the Asia Cup.
She came to know about Berhampur Physical Academy through YouTube. The academy has been attracting young men and women who are eager on staying fit or are aspiring for the defense services. Meghla has joined the Physical Academy to lose weight.
The founder of the academy, Ex-Havildar Simanchal Barik, has been working hard to achieve the goal of his students. Meghla is being taught fitness tips both in the morning and in the evening. He is optimistic that she will lose 7 to 8 kg in just 15 days.
It is a matter of pride that an international player from another country came to Berhampur to train at the academy, said Barik. Other students at the academy, who are from different states of the country, are also learning from Meghla, especially after the training is over.