Smriti Mandhana, the superstar of the Indian women’s cricket team, is one of the most talented cricketers around the world. Over the years, Smriti has given many impeccable performances and has won the hearts of cricket fans. She is regarded as one of the most devastating batters.
Recently, Smriti got candid in a BBC podcast ‘The Doosra’, where she revealed anecdote about inspiring advice she received from the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli last year. She said that Virat Kohli had explained her the importance of doing gym and keeping herself fit. She revealed:
“I spoke to Virat in New Zealand last year. Both of us had got the ICC award. He said ‘Your team can do something in India that the men’s team can’t. That is change the culture of women in India and that you all as the team have a big role to play in future. Whenever you feel like missing a gym session think that you can inspire a generation of women to take up sports’.”
Furthermore, Smriti gave her opinion on how a five or six-team women’s IPL could take their game forward and will help to bridge the gap between international games and domestic circuits. She said:
“I’m sure a lot of IPL style matches will take place for a year or two. A five or six-team IPL for women will be great for Indian women’s cricket especially for the World Cups… Women’s cricket in Indian is growing massively, especially the domestic circuit… But there’s still a lot of gap between international and domestic circuit which I think will be bridged in 2-3 years.”
Earlier, after the Indian women’s cricket team lost in the World Cup final that happened last in year in Australia, Virat Kohli had took to his twitter and showered praises on the women’s cricket team. He wrote:
Here, check out the tweet:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 8, 2020