Indian cricket captain calmly reads book before batting - BBC News
Women's captain Mithali Raj enjoys some poetry to calm "jitters".
In a post-game interview, she said the book was by 13th-century Persian poet 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.
When asked who her favourite men’s cricketer was, she replied: “Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer? Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is?”