India’s cricket team captain reads Molana’s poems
Publish Date : Wednesday 28 June 2017 - 21:09
IBNA- The captain of India's women's cricket team Mithali Raj caught fans' attention during a World Cup game by calmly reading a book by the legendary Iranian mystic and poet and Molana (Rumi).
According to IBNA
correspondent quoting from BBC News
, Raj said she was an avid reader and it calmed "jitters" before her big moment.
Her performance helped India beat England by 35 runs during the tournament's opening day in Derby, and she also broke a world record.
In a post-game interview, she said the book was by Molana Jalal al-Din Rumi
. She borrowed it from a coach as she was not allowed to bring her normal electronic e-reader with her.
The game saw her become the first woman to score seven consecutive half-centuries in one-day international cricket. She scored 71 runs. India's supporters expressed their admiration on social media.