Virat tweet plays on Wyatt's mind

Despite making her international debut as a teenager in 2010, it was a while before she found her feet at the highest level.

Danielle Wyatt credits the England Women's coach Mark Robinson and his assistant Alastair Maiden for her turnaround.   -  Vivek Bendre

England woman batter Danielle Wyatt is extremely proud of being one of only two cricketers to score two centuries in T20 Internationals.

However, every time she steps onto the field or goes online, she is reminded of a tweet four years earlier.

"I still get reminded of it every day. It's a bit ridiculous but very funny," Wyatt told Sportstar, after recording her highest score (47) in One-Day Internationals during England Women's convincing eight-wicket win in the second ODI against the Mithali Raj-led India.

She was obviously referring to a tweet she posted in 2014, asking India captain Virat Kohli to “marry me”.

"Yesterday at the game, all the crowd was chanting 'Virat, Virat'. He is a legend and that's expected. They love him and Indian people are very nice; even when I get trolled, there's no abuse."

Wyatt got a chance to interact with India’s run-machine when the Men in Blue toured England back in 2014. "I actually met Virat (Kohli) a couple of times and he was like: "you're the girl who sent that tweet... you can't do that because people take it seriously". But he was a really nice, humble man," Wyatt said.

"It was good to chat with him. We spoke about his batting and his diet as well. He eats a lot of tuna and spinach, so that's his secret. He is definitely my favourite batsman in the world. He is amazing."

Despite making her international debut as a teenager in 2010, it was a while before she found her feet at the highest level.

Ahead of Wyatt's second stint with England — that started around the time the 2016 World Twenty20 in India — her batting position was fiddled with frequently; something that didn't allow her to be at her best.

But Wyatt credits the England Women's coach Mark Robinson and his assistant Alastair Maiden for her turnaround.

"I have batted from 1 to 8 and never really felt settled. I was very much a team player, so never really declined anything. I didn't mind as long as I was playing.

"Now when I look back, I wish I was a bit selfish. Since Mark and Alastair have come in, they have really supported me and believed in my ability and my performance shows in the last two years," she said.