India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj, catch-up who was attending the opening dinner and media roundtable event on the eve of the Women’s World Cup, was asked “Who’s her favourite men’s cricketer between India and Pakistan?” to which she replied, “Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer? Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is?”
She was quoted saying “I have always been asked who’s your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.”
She also complained that despite playing the same game women cricket is not given that much importance as given to the male cricket.
“There’s a lot of difference because we are not a regular on television. Now the BCCI has made an effort that the last two home series have been televised and social media has improved a lot of it but there is a still catch-up to do in terms of recognition,”
“Men’s cricket sets the bar. We are always trying to reach where they set the standard. All of us follow men’s cricket because we want at some point that women’s cricket would be up there”, she further added.
Missing no chance of quoting things she further says:
“All of us at some point have been coached by a male cricketer. I strongly believe that they get a lot of intensity into the training sessions. They are very hard taskmasters.”
Supporting her for the same, Bollywood Amitabh Bacchan tweeted:
shabash … !!!! https://t.co/14vDOop99X
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 23, 2017
By: Drishti Gupta