Danielle Wyatt was the member of the victorious England women’s team that defeated Mithali Raj-led Team India in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final.
The English all-rounder made headlines in 2014 after asking star Indian batsman Virat Kohli to marry her on Twitter. She had proposed to Kohli after watching his spectacular knock against South Africa during the T20 World Cup in 2014.
Later that year, Kohli gifted Wyatt a bat during a warm-up game between England and India in Derbyshire.
With England women’s team set to tour India later this month for a T20I tri-series and an ODI series, Wyatt is eager to use the ‘secret weapon’ given by Kohli in the tournament.
“I’m using Virat Kohli’s bat now,” Wyatt told ESPNcricinfo in an interview.
Wyatt described the gifted bat as ‘beast’ and will be using it when she will open the batting for England against Australia women on March 23. England women will face India women on March 25.
“The bat I hit the century with broke not long ago. So now I’ll be using Virat’s,” Wyatt said.
Wyatt also recalled the reaction of fans after she proposed to Kohli on Twitter.
Kholi marry me!!!
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) April 4, 2014
“Ten minutes later (after the tweet), I picked my phone up and I’ve got 1000s of favourites and retweets, it’s all over Indian news, they’re emailing my dad at home,” Wyatt said.
“When we met, he (Virat Kohli) said: ‘You can’t do things like that on Twitter! They take things (Indian media) seriously!’ I was like, ‘okay. Sorry!”
Danielle Wyatt, in her last international innings, blasted the third fastest hundred in women’s T20I history (56-ball 100) to help England clinch a three-match T20I series 2-1 against Australia.