And even at the top of her customary leap when she begins her run-up, the diminutive Anisa Mohammed hardly reaches the height of the quintessential parsimonious pacer from the Caribbean. Not to forget that the chirpy Trinidadian hardly ever stops smiling.
But with ball in hand, the 24-year-old has forever been a significant threat. And her incredible career record of 89 wickets at 15.30 apiece in 59 ODIs is only testament to the incessant number of webs Anisa's spun around her opponents. She is not only the all-time highest wicket-taker for the West Indies, the former primary school teacher can also boast about being the most feared spinner in the competition. Anisa's opinion on her awe-inspiring wicket-taking though is a modest one.
"To be honest, I only bowl to be economical. The wickets just come," she says. That she began her cricket career in fact as a left-arm medium-pacer only adds to Anisa's mystique.
"I once slipped and fell on my left wrist, spraining it. I then turned to right-arm off-spin and loved the way I could deceive batters. And simply stuck with it," she recalls.
Though Anisa's early interest in the sport was mainly based around her backyard battles against twin Alisa, a fateful visit to a local ground to play against the boys changed her life forever. At the tender age of 14, she was fast-tracked into the Trinidad senior team and from thereon to the West Indies team, playing her first World Cup two years later.
"It was fun. I was the baby of the team and I could get away with a lot of things. But I am now among the seniormost members of the present squad and have to be motivate the youngsters," quips Anisa, who has inspired a whole new generation of spinners back home and recently recorded her best figures of 7/14 against Pakistan.