One of the greatest women’s cricketers of India, Mithali Raj shares her journey into the sports with The New India Express and reveals the big secret about her calm nature on the field.
How does Mithali keep her calm? Asks Female Cricket on Twitter!
Dear cool, you’re such a captain Mithali Raj! Pressure doesn’t feel like it when this legend lifts the bat!
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Here’s what Mithali Raj replied –
“Well, externally if you see, I am very calm. But there is a lot which happens inside my mind. Like when you go on the field, you try to plan, strategize and read situations but it is important that you don’t show your emotions on the field because that reflects the energy and the thinking that you wear, when as a captain, you need to be understanding what is happening on the field.
So that is why I am someone who doesn’t let out my emotions that easily. I try to keep them in check and see what is important at that point of time.
Having said that, back home, you can ask my mom, she will tell you that I give her terrible times. Because she says that you don’t show your emotions on the field but you come and show it on me. She pretty much knows that on the field, the team looks up to you, you can’t let your emotions affect the team or the players who look up to you. So it’s very important to keep your emotions in check.”
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