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I have been a huge fan of Sangakkara Sir, since I started watching cricket on the TV.
I love long drives. But for me Sangli to Mumbai is a trip that I do every month at least when I am home. I think every 15 to 20 days, I come.
My brother keeps texting me about the latest Audi and BMWs that have come. He keeps suggesting I buy one of them. He does share the specifications.
It’s funny, because earlier, I used to have questions about how you coped with the seniors in the team, and now I get questions about how you’re guiding these juniors.
As a cricketer you just can’t sit at one place and do nothing.
I am professional. If I am on the field, I am 100 per cent focused on that. Off the field, I switch off.
More than my dream it was my family’s dream that I play for India and they always supported me.
Fearless doesn’t mean careless. There is a thin line between fearless and careless. I think we need to play fearless.
Failure teaches you a lot more than success.
It gets frustrating when my male counterparts are questioned about their game or performance, whereas I am fielding questions on gender stereotypes and my ability to stay committed to the game on account of my gender.
It was nice to receive the ICC woman’s cricketer of the year award because when Jhulan Goswami won the award I was very young.
When I am in my India jersey, I don’t want to be looking glamorous.
You never know what your best is. I can’t limit myself to a 60 and say it is my best. If I can chase any total and if I win matches for India, then only it would be my best.
Responsibility makes a player better. I was made the captain of Maharashtra senior team when I was 16 or 17. I know how to take the team forward. I had been through the responsibilities.
I have not compromised in the last seven years on my preparations, be it a small series or a World Cup. I know that there is a World Cup, but I want to go out and play my game.
I love sleeping, I can sleep for 15 hours a day.
It really feels good that I am in both the ODI and T20 teams. My first aim is to perform for India. And when that gets appreciated, it is a validation that you have done well.
I was not keen on fitness before injury and now I am very keen on fitness.
On the ground, I am a professional cricketer – I don’t need to wear lipstick. If I want to look good, I know when to wear make-up. I do not accept it being put on my face when I am wearing the India kit.
I don’t think that I’ve scored these many runs or I’ve achieved these things, because I believe it is something that doesn’t help me. Whenever I go out to bat, it’s a fresh start.
First I wanted number seven since my roll number in school was seven. But, someone was already wearing jersey number seven. Then a BCCI manager said I should take 18 since my birthday is on 18 July. At that time, I didn’t know that Virat Kohli also wears number 18.
If you look at our domestic scores in T20s, it is generally around 110-120. I think we all need to go back, step up our domestic circuit, take those scores to 140-150. If that is happening then all the batters will come with the same mindset of playing a fearless brand of cricket.
Every time I enter the field, it’s like, ‘Smriti, you have to score.’ And I love that responsibility.
My dad used to travel for a long distance from our house for work. I wanted to gift him an automatic car, so that he does not have much stress. I was able to buy it and I was very happy.
We need to understand that the revenue which we get is through men’s cricket.
My dad and brother, are my favourite people to go for with on long drives. The Sangli roads are quite empty and perfect for long drives.
I am in a frame where I want to enjoy cricket. Of course, I think about my game: how I got out, what I could have done better. But that I think for half-an-hour and that’s enough.
Whenever we have some time to ourselves I prefer to go back to my room and hit the bed. Even while travelling on a bus, I put on my sleeping hood and take a nap.
The loss in the final of the 2017 World Cup really inspired me to do a lot better. I worked a lot on my batting as I didn’t want to go back to that phase again.
I hate comparisons, just as I hated being compared to my brother and vice-versa.
If you get out back-to-back in T20s, it proves costly.
There is a huge gap between international and domestic cricket. That gap needs to be lessened. Our domestic circuit needs to step up.
As a kid, you always dream to play at Lord’s. Unfortunately, we missed playing at Lord’s in 2014 as the match was washed out.