Akshay Kumar, a craze among the Indian women’s team players
Akshay Kumar had a chat with some of the cricketers after the final and motivated them even after the loss.
Updated - Aug 5, 2017 1:24 pm
Indian Women’s team cricketer Punam Raut has revealed that she is a huge fan of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Raut, who played a stellar inning of 86 runs in the ICC Women’s World Cup final expressed her disappointment over the fact that the team could not pick up the victory in the grand finale. She also mentioned that she regrets the missed opportunity of celebrating the victory with the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood.
Raut opened the batting for the women in blue during the World Cup England with Smriti Mandhana. She also scored a hundred in the stunning campaign. Akshay Kumar was present at the Lord’s Cricket Ground to provide his support to the team.
What Punam said:
“Many of us girls are fans of Akshay and it was great to meet him when he came to Lord’s, But unfortunately we could not show our excitement as we were very sad after the loss,” said Punam Raut.
Akshay Kumar had a chat with some of the cricketers after the final and motivated them even after the loss. The iconic actor also came up with an innovative idea during the process. Akshay Kumar put forward the idea of having a mixed team in cricket for every country where we will the men and women cricketers take the field together. The 49-year-old revealed that he came across the idea while watching a mixed doubles match at Wimbledon.
Though team India could not cross the final hurdle against England, their fairy tale journey won a million hearts. Dignitaries all over the country praised and rewarded the team for their incredible efforts during the tournament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated each member of the squad personally as he welcomed back the team to the country. Skipper Mithali Raj has already asked for a Women’s IPL mentioning the bright future of women’s cricket in the country.