The Indian girls have played well in the opening games of the ICC World Cup in England and the win was historic in many scales. It was a day ago that Indian women captain Mithali Raj has made headlines with a quick reply to a journalist's question of which male cricket player that she adored the most?
"Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer? Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is? I have always been asked who's your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is," said Mithali according to ESPN CricInfo.
The girl, the long standing Indian captain, on Saturday scored another half-ton and is praised for her characteristic coolness. Well, the twitteratti has found something other in her to celebrate in the day of victory. A particular picture of she reading a book, while waiting for her turn to bat.
The picture went viral once it was aired and the GIF of it doing the rounds in Twitter even before the Indians thrashed England.
Someone on Twitter pointed out that she was reading 'Essential Rumi'. Maybe it was, but Mithali just proved how to stay calm during a match. Other cricketers, please take note?
When her turn came to bat, she walked to the pitch and stroked a 71 off 73 to help India post a competitive 281 batting first. Mithali broke a couple of records as she notched up her 47th half-century of her ODI career. This is the most number of ODI half-centuries (47) by any woman cricketer.
Mithali even tweeted with the video.