34-year-old Anuja Dalvi, has found her way into the Rajasthan Royals team as the only female physio in the IPL, who is also in-charge of the COVID-19 task force. Her role has set her apart carving a niche among a foray particularly dominated by male.
Anuja holds a masters degree of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. Besides, she had been trained at two elite institutes; GS medical college at KEM Hospital in Mumbai and her Alma Mater at Adelaide.
Anuja brings into the side experience of over 11 years, having a rich profile of working with National Cricket Academy of the BCCI in Bengaluru as well as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). However, working with an IPL franchise is all over a different ballgame where the physical capabilities of players are highly demanding.
Besides cricket, Anuja has also been actively involved with Olympic sports – with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), badminton, tennis, shooting and gymnastics. She is also a part of an NGO Go Sports Foundation which works with the Olympic and Para-Olympic athletes.
Anuja is breaking the stereotypes, one associates with cricket physios in the IPL and she could inspire more women to join the league.