The difference, however, was that she was not in her football gear but police uniform. An employee of Tamil Nadu Police, Indumathi has been a frontline worker through these trying times of coronavirus.
We've seen her bossing the midfield in a football jersey. She's now fighting for us from the frontline in a police uniform. Thank you Indumathi Kathiresan. We salute you ??#OneOfOurOwn #?????????? pic.twitter.com/elZuueS22s — Supermachans-Chennaiyin FC Fans?? (@Supermachans) May 24, 2020
Strangely, it is alleged that it is this very department that is also hindering her football progress.
Indumathi has not played in the Indian team or hasn't been a part of their camp since the third edition of the IWL ended. She is allegedly being denied a clearance from the Tamil Nadu Police to play football for the state or the country.
The last time Indumathi was seen in action was when she represented her department in the Tamil Nadu Women's League, which served as qualifier for the Indian Women's League 2019-20 final round.
As Sethu FC qualified from TNWL and played in the IWL, Indumathi did not feature in the fourth edition of the IWL, which took place from January 24, 2020 to February 14, 2020 in Bengaluru.
News18.com has tried to reach out to reach out to Tamil Nadu Police coach Elango multiple times but he refuses to comment on the matter.
The Tamil Nadu State Association also does not want to divulge any information on the same.