Mithali Raj    IANS (Fi9le Photo)
Mithali Raj IANS (Fi9le Photo)

We need not shed weight on Virat Kohli’s fitness. He has set unbelievable standards. Then there is MS Dhoni. He appears like a gush of wind when he sprints. Ajinkya Rahane has a black belt in Karate. Umesh Yadav is blessed with a rugged body. In short the Indian team has incredible athletes in their ranks. However, Kohli had to toil to achieve the kind of physique he boasts of, and that has inspired Mithali Raj, the captain of Indian women’s team.


“It feels great that all of them are getting their due, and that people are finally recognising them. I’ve come so far playing cricket in an era where it was not really appreciated, and responding to trolls is not really worth my time. There are so many people who inspire me every day, not one person. But if I do have to name someone, it’s got to be Virat Kohli, for bringing the focus on fitness. Be it the men or women, everyone wants to be the best in international cricket,” said Mithali at an award function hosted by CNN-News18 in New Delhi.