Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj was in conversation with The New Indian Express interviewer on Twitter at 12 PM on 18th August 2019. Here are some interesting facts revealed during the talk.
Question – One subject you didn’t like in school days?
Answer – I hated Maths
Question – Who are ones you like to chill and talk with after the match?
Answers – I talk a lot to the spinners in the team like Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma.
Question – Favourite dessert?
Answers – Ras malai and Pista flavour ice-cream
Question – Talents you think you don’t have right now?
Answer – Cooking (I don’t know how to make even a cup of tea) and Singing
Question – What questions media should stop asking female sportsperson?
Answer – Go beyond the chronological number of her age and questions related to settling down and having a family
Question – Are the things changing on pay-parity perspective?
Answer – Yes, they are changing but complete parity would follow when the people come and see the games because the real revenue is generated from there.
Question – Cricket format you love the most?
Answer – I love one-day cricket
Question – Your biggest strength?
Answer – My persistency
Questions – Which one of your innings you like the most?
Answer – The 91-run innings in 2005 Women’s World Cup semi-finals against New Zealand
Question – Your advice to young girls wanting to pursue cricket as their career?
Answer – You need to learn to absorb failures that come along success, you need to learn from them and not be disappointed and first enjoy your game before entering into the professional world.
Question – Who inspires you?
Answer – Lot of people – My Mom, my dance teacher, Sachin Tendulkar for batting and Ricky Ponting for captainship, common people.
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