Shah Rukh Khan: I Want to See Mithali Raj Coach Men’s Cricket Team
New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wants Indian women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj to coach the men’s cricket team one day. During “TED Talks India Nayi Soch” show, which is hosted by Shah Rukh Khan on Star Plus, the actor said, “I want to see you (Mithali Raj) as the coach of the men’s cricket team one day.”
To which the 35-year-old replied, “I always want to give my best.” The conversation took place during one of the episodes of the show, which will be aired on Sunday, 7th January 2018.
SRK also asked Mithali about her book-reading habit prior to a match. For the unaware, a picture of Mithali reading a book during the last year’s ICC Women’s World Cup had gone viral.
Meanwhile, Mithali said she reads books to keep herself focussed and get rid of the pressure. “When you are on the field, and everyone is looking up to you and the entire team to bring back the trophy, (then) it is not just about the game. So, it is necessary for us to stay focused… and we all have our own ways to ensure we give our best on the field,” she said
“I read books to get rid of pressure during a match. It does help me to keep calm and encourage a good performance,” Mithali further quipped.
Mithali during the ICC Women’s World Cup last year became the only batter to cross the 1,000-run mark in tournament’s history. She is also the first and only Indian captain (both men and women) to lead her side to two World Cup finals (2005 and 2017). She is also the highest ODI run-getter of all time in women’s cricket.