Virat Kholi is not only famous in India but has build up fans all around the world, His fans know no boundaries, carries no inhibition in admitting their affection. On Sunday, a big secret was out with Pakistan women captain revealing that the Indian vice captain is the most popular cricketer in the team. Sana Mir has done her bit to change the perception about women cricket in Pakistan and as she prepares to hand over the leadership baton, there is a pleasing sense of satisfaction about her on and off the field achievement in the game.

 

Sana Mir said:

“Yes, we have come a long way. It is considered as a medium for women empowerment in Pakistan. Now girls want to take up cricket. This team has done a lot to change the perception. There were times it was difficult for women’s cricket in Pakistan but now parents come up and tell me that they want their daughters to play cricket”

“There are couple of names. If I just talk about my players, I think Virat Kohli is the favourite cricketer. Personally, Dhoni is my favourite player because he had led India. He has handled himself well on and off the field. He has transformed a team of juniors into an effective unit”

“Always there will be somebody. We have been grooming my successor for the past three or four years. Captaining Pakistan was an honour. I think this is the right time for the next captain to take over as we are two years away from the next World T20 and Asian Games gold medal, that we would be defending. This would be the best time for the new captain to come in and settle down.”

 

How well the women team does in the World T20, remains to be seen. But the inspiration they draw from those across the border, shows that respect knows no boundaries.