''They said it was not good for a girl to play with boys but my parents always backed me, supported me. So I did not take those complaints seriously,'' said the 20-year-old, who hails from Mugowal village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district. The situation changed after her return from Brazil. ''Many villagers came to meet my parents and congratulated them, saying I did the right thing (by opting career in sport).'' A passionate fan of Ronaldinho, Manisha used to watch a lot of videos of the former Ballon d'or winner Brazilian star.