For India's Jyoti Ann Burrett, it's football over high-paying corporate job

The burning desire to don the national colours made Jyoti turn a deaf ear to suggestions about not being able to earn enough money plying her trade on a football field. Jyoti, an alumni of Welham Girls' School in Dehradun and St Stephen's College feels that once she played in National tournament, it changed her mindset and she started taking the game seriously.

updated: July 21, 2013 16:23 IST
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New Delhi: She looks cut out for those serious board-room meetings but then 23-year-old Jyoti Ann Burrett would reveal that she is the striker of Indian women's football team and you would be stunned watching her poaching skills at training.

Women's football in India isn't a lucrative career-option but this Delhi girl, who holds a Masters degree in Sports and Health Science from University of Exeter, decided to listen to her heart and pursue here biggest passion-playing football.

"I got a lot of strange reactions as to why I opted for football over a corporate career. Why didn't I go for a well-paid desk job after completion of my Masters degree but I was clear in my mind that this is what I wanted to represent my country in football," Jyoti, who has been selected in the Indian squad for AFC Cup (Qualifiers) told PTI today.

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