RCB star Ellyse Perry explains her decision to choose cricket over football
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry is widely regarded as one of the most talented and accomplished athletes in the world. She is known for her achievements in both cricket and football. In fact, Perry is the only cricketer to have played in both the FIFA World Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Notably, Perry was the midfielder for the Australia women’s national football team, also known as Matildas. She pursued both sports before a period came when the Wahroonga-born star had to choose a career between the two.
In a video uploaded to RCB’s YouTube channel, Perry recently revealed what she did when her football club gave the ultimatum to choose a sport between football and cricket. The New South Wales cricketer said she played football for a little longer before deciding to make the move. Perry said it’s a great sign for women’s sport as the odds are kind of even and both football and cricket are on the rise.
“Yes, it was a really special time in women’s sport and unfortunately I still had to play football a bit longer professionally, but I think I’ve always looked at it as if I’d ever reached a point where it wasn’t possible anymore Playing both was a really great thing for women’s sport. I’ve always wanted to make the most of being able to play both, and you know, I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences. I definitely absolutely loved it but I think there is a little evolution for the sport and you know that even on a personal level you can just focus on one sport and make a living from it. said Perry.
Perry also thought about how far the game has come, because in the beginning it was in development and people had other jobs too, but things have changed and now it’s a full-fledged professional sport.
“It kind of just came with that timing and you know I don’t think women’s sport looks back yeah look at all the amazing things that have happened since then. I think I feel fortunate to have sat on both sides where you know it was probably at a point where you knew things were still developing and they were kind of pretty much part-time and semi-professional and everyone else had jobs for She knew where we were now, where it’s full-time pro and where girls are all over the place in all sports,” adds Perry.