Indian women’s cricket team has been making all the buzz after their astounding performance in the Women’s World Cup earlier this year. An inspired Indian side, led by skipper Mithali Raj, made it to the finals against all odds. They came agonizingly close to winning the tournament but narrowly missed out.
Despite their loss, the Indian contingent lauded the efforts of the team and the cricketers became overnight stars. Recently, the members of the side – Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami and Deepthi Sharma were invited to the sets of Kuan Banega Crorepati 9, hosted by the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Each of the cricketers got a chance to take the hot seat and the winning prize was donated to the Prayas Institute for Social Development, Hyderabad. Mithali was elated after meeting the Bollywood maestro.
“Meeting Mr. Bachchan was an astounding experience! Despite knowing that I was going to be spending time with him on the shoot, when I finally found myself standing before him I was awestruck. And anyone would be because he has such a beautiful and magnanimous presence,” Mithali said in a statement.
She further emphasized on consistency to grow in the game of cricket. She reckons women’s cricket has a great chance to grow in the country if the side keeps doing well in ICC tournaments.
“For self-growth, criticism is important and we have to remain consistent in our performance(s) Women’s cricket grew in stature, but we lacked in getting a response from the audience and increasing fan following as we didn’t really do well in ICC tournaments. We know that World Cup is the only tournament we can look up (to) because that is the only stage where we can make a difference to the sport of India. We did it by showing our best performance”, she added.