New Delhi: On Monday, 1st January 2018, Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj served as a guest to "TED Talks India Nayi Soch", which is aired on Star Plus.
During the interaction, the host Shah Rukh Khan praised the player and said, "I want to see you 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."
"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," Mithali explained when asked by King Khan about her book-reading habit prior to a match (a picture had also gone viral on the internet, of her reading a book during the ICC Women's World Cup).
"I read books to get rid of pressure during a match. It does help me to keep calm and encourage a good performance," she further quipped.
The Jodhpur native is the first Indian skipper (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 and is the only batsman to cross the 1,000-run mark in World Cup games. The episode featuring Mithali Raj will be aired on Sunday, 7th January 2018.