After a successful World Cup campaign in England, Indian captain Mithali Raj has argubaly become the face of women's cricket in the country. From breaking records to guiding her side to the final, the Indian skipper lead from the front in India's pursuit of their maiden World Cup title.
Despite eventually falling short in the final against England, Mithali & co. earned plaudits from all corners of the country. And, her exploits in the recently-concluded tournament, has made become a worthy idol for aspiring cricketers and youngsters.
The right-hander, on Thursday, brought a similar case to fore when she responded to a cute video uploaded by a fan on Twitter. The video shows a little girl wearing the iconic Team India jersey. And, she goes on say, "I'm the captain of Indian cricket team."August 10, 2017
The video was uploaded by '@aekbote' - a twitter user - who shared the cute story of how his daughter decided to dress up as the Indian captain for a school event where kids were asked to be any national leader.
This is cute! ð
May she achieve her endeavours in all the spheres of life! https://t.co/FKJRvWirDi
Smitten by the girl, Mithali replied back: "This is cute! May she achieve her endeavours in all the spheres of life!"
The video has so far garnered over 1,700 likes on Twitter with fans, once again, lauding the the Indian women's team for their best-ever showing in the World Cup and making the country proud.
During the ICC mega event, Mithali became the first-ever woman cricketer to score seven consecutive fifties in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and also surpassed England's Charlotte Edwards to become the leading run-scorer in 50-over cricket.
Such were her exploits that she was also chosen as the captain of 2017 World Cup's dream team. Apart from Mithali, the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma, too, played a pivotal role in India's brilliant showing in the tournament.