As the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup officially started on Saturday, June 24th, India’s team gave an impressive performance in achieving a convincing victory against England. Led by Mithali Raj, the Indian team won by 35 runs. While the team captain was waiting for her chance to bat on the sideline, she was spotted calmly reading a book. While most players would be sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting nervously and possibly fidgeting at the same time, “Captain Cool” showed us the perfect way to relax your muscles and get ready for making some record-breaking at-bats.
The video of her reading before batting has been circulating on Twitter, garnering the attention of cricket fans and making her a favorite of the community.
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) June 24, 2017
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) June 24, 2017
Raj herself took to twitter and explained the reason behind reading
Well it was a perfect weather for a relaxing read. ?? https://t.co/7IcOTOViob
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 24, 2017
In a post-game review, she revealed that the book was by a 13th-century Persian poet Rumi. Since normal electronic devices were not permitted, Raj had to borrow this from her coach. In total, she scored 71 runs.
Feature Image Courtesy of the Indian Express