While discussing Baig sir's coaching and his impressions of her, I told Anjali jokingly that Baig sir had told me that she could be the next Mithali Raj. I guess all women cricketers face that line sometime or the other.
'I don't want to be the next Mithali Raj,' she said solemnly.
'Ah..,' I said. 'Then?"
'If I become Mithali Raj I will be less of Anjali Paruvu. I would like to be more Anjali Paruvu.'
Now, that's a different way of putting it. More of me - like in potential perhaps. I liked the phrase. Less of me, more of me. How much of whom am I being? Interesting.
To more Anjali Paruvu then.