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    Posted on 23 Jun 2017

    Indian Cricket Captain Mithali Raj Perfectly Shut Down A Reporter's Sexist Question

    "Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer?"

    Mithali Raj has been at the helm of the women's cricket team for years and is the second-highest run scorer in the world at the moment.

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    She has also been conferred with a Padma Shri and is an Arjuna awardee.

    While at a press conference in England before the Women's World Cup starting today, she was asked by a reporter who her favourite male cricketer is.

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    And she shut that shit down.

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    She added, "I have always been asked who's your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is."

    She went on to tell the reporters that men's cricket still seems to be a standard to reach to...

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    "All of us follow men's cricket because we want at some point that women's cricket would be up there," she admitted.

    ... And that while there are more eyeballs because of social media and TV now, things are still far from ideal.

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