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Mithali Raj’s Indian women’s cricket team take part in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’

Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, along with other stars like Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami and Smriti Mandhana, were all part of the popular TV quiz show, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 2017’ hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.

cricket Updated: Sep 02, 2017 11:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Mithali Raj’s Indian women’s cricket team were part of the popular TV quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ hosted by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.(Twitter)

India Women’s captain Mithali Raj, senior player Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma were part of the popular TV quiz show, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 9’, hosted by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday. The Indian Women cricketers were a part of a new segment on the show, titled ‘Nayi Chaah Nahi Raah’.

The Indian Women cricketers have been at the cynosure of all attention ever since they won many a heart in the ICC Women’s World Cup played in England earlier this year. Following their splendid show in the tournament, Mithali and the Indian players have been felicitated all around the country and Bachchan was the latest to have joined the list.

Amitabh Bachchan gave a warm welcome to Mithali, Harmanpreet, Jhulan, Mandhana, Sharma in the new segment on his ever-popular show, which began by inviting participants from the previous day. The Indian Women cricketers — with their coach Tushar Arothe in special attendance — were given a grand welcome on the ‘hot seat’ after the previous contestant, Neha Kumari won Rs 25 lakh.

According to reports, Smriti and Poonam began the proceedings and were followed by Mithali and Veda. A cricket-related question posed to the pair of Jhulan and Harmanpreet helped them win Rs 3.2 lakh.

Bachchan surprised Mandhana when he called up her favourite singer Arijit Singh who even sung a song for the Indian Women batter.

Deepti and Mithali won Rs 6.4 lakh on the question: ‘Which Bharat Ratna dedicated his award to his mother and “all the mothers who sacrificed their wishes for their children?”.’

Deepti and Mithali took their last lifeline and called up their coach. The answer was Sachin Tendulkar, with which they won Rs 6.4 lakh.

First Published: Sep 02, 2017 11:13 IST