Bala Devi even recalled how she was criticised for playing football but her father defied the flak to help her attain her dream of being a footballer.
Earlier this year, the attacker signed for Scottish side Rangers Women FC and credited the 'international exposure' provided by the federation as a key factor as Indian football moves forward together
Bala also won Rangers their second penalty in the 68th minute as she was taken down in the box.
Bala Devi joined Rangers Women FC in January this year before the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
Rangers Women FC got off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory over SWPL side Hearts on Sunday as Bala Devi also made her return to the pitch, coming on as a second-half substitute.
Bala Devi now plays in Scottish Premier League with Glasgow-based Rangers.
August 29: Sarjubala Devi goes down to China’s Yuan Chang 0-5 in the 51kg category.
Shiva Thapa (60kg) claimed a place in the Indian boxing team for the Asian Games after winning the trials.