Guess who’s been the talk of town in 2017? Indian women’s team captain, Mithali Raj, of course. It was therefore no wonder that the batswoman was invited to be the guest on Shah Rukh Khan’s new TED Talks India Nayi Soch on Jan 1.

The show invites celebrities to talk about the social aspect of life and the aim is to inspire the masses. It was launched on December 10, 2017.

Raj, who is currently enjoying every bit of success she has achieved, was praised by Shah Rukh on the show, Times Now News reported.

During the chat, the Bollywood superstar praised the player and said, “I want to see you as the coach of the men’s cricket team one day.”

In reply, Mithali said, “I always want to give my best.”

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Later, the conversation veered on to Raj’s book-reading habit.

On the picture that went viral of the Indian captain reading a book before an ICC Women’s World Cup match, she explained, “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.”

“I read books to get rid of pressure during a match. It does help me to keep calm and encourage a good performance,” she added

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The 35-year-old cricketing role model emerged as the Indian women’s team’s most successful captain over the years. And 2017 was no different. The batswoman has become the leading run-getter. She also acquired the tag of champion when leading the Indian team to the ICC Women’s World Cup final in England in July. Raj has thus become a game-changer for women’s cricket.

She is also the first batswoman to score 6000 runs in ODIs in the course of India’s World Cup league game against Australia at Bristol. The India captain now stands tall as the leading run-scorer in women’s cricket, having overtaken Charlotte Edwards of England.

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Mithali’s super empowering episode will be aired on January 7.

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