Let’s have a mixed cricket team, like in ten­nis: Ak­shay

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Ak­shay Ku­mar at­tended the Women’s Cricket World Cup fi­nal at Lord’s cricket ground, Lon­don, on July 23. Al­though our women in blue couldn’t lift the cup, they won ev­ery­one’s heart back home in In­dia. This has given Ak­shay an idea: how about In­dian men and women crick­eters com­ing to­gether to form one team?

“Like there are mixed dou­bles in ten­nis, why can’t there be a men and women cricket match against an­other coun­try? Why can’t they have mixed cricket teams where six In­dian men and six In­dian women play against Aus­tralia’s six men and six women? If this kind of a set-up hap­pens, it will be the big­gest set-up ever,” says Ak­shay, who was struck by the idea while watch­ing a Wim­ble­don match on his phone.

The ac­tor not only rooted for the In­dian women’s team but also met them af­ter the match. “I was talk­ing to the girls and one of them said that it would be so much fun if Vi­rat Kohli ran from one side and a lady was on the other side [of the bat­ting pitch],” he says.

They have ar­rived. I watched them play and it was revo­lu­tion­ary. I told them that they had rea­sons to be sad but no rea­son to give up AK­SHAY KU­MAR, AC­TOR

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