Mithali Raj slams journalist when asked to name her 'favourite male cricketer'

Indian men cricketers on Friday wished Mithali Raj & Co all the best ahead of their ICC Women's World Cup 2017 campaign in England. Kashmiri women cricketers, during an interview also demanded that instead of expressing concern for their state's "misguided youths", current and former Indian cricketers should come to Kashmir and coach their team so both aspiring young women and men cricketers can benefit from their expertise.

When asked who was her favourite male cricketer, Mithali Raj, asked the "patronising ' reporter ' Do you ask the same to male cricketer?'".

No matter how much a woman achieves in life, the mountains she climbs or the glass ceilings she smashes and in cricketer Mithali Raj's case - fours and sixes - she is always asked what about the man in her life? "Now the BCCI has made an effort that the last two home series have been televised and social media has improved a lot of it but there is a still a lot of catch-up to do in terms of recognition".

India have never won the Women's World Cup despite hosting the tournament three times in 1978, 1997 and 2013. Raj accepted that her team had already benefited from the change. We are always trying to reach where they set the standard. And now. 'who her favourite men's cricketer was between India and Pakistan?'

This was her answer, according to the ESPNcricinfo, "Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer?"

Raj is the second highest run scorer in women's global cricket history and only the second woman cricketer to surpass 5,500 run mark. India will take on the hosts on the opening day in Derbyshire.

"Men's cricket sets the bar". "All of us at some point have been coached by a male cricketer". They are very hard taskmasters.

Also, India women are heading into their tournament opener on the back of a 109-run win against Sri Lanka in their final warm-up match on Wednesday.

- Anton Szandor Lavey (@CliffofDovers) June 22, 2017.I am not against women's cricket.Im not even a cricket fan.

  • Julie Sanders