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Mithali keen to put up a good show in World T20 2018
By SMCS - Aug 22, 2017 2:02 pm
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It was more than a dream for team India to commence to the finals of ICC Women’sCricket World Cup but what was anticipated didn’t come true. Though Mitali Raj led women in blue performed very well in the whole tournament but failed by an inch in the finals against the host.

Almost after a month of the game, Mithali still hasn’t finished the unpacking and is now spending most of her time being a guest at shows or getting an appreciation for the show or just giving inspirational speeches!

“In the last three weeks, every day I’m in a different city attending two or three events. I haven’t even got time to properly unpack after getting home from England. The girls are all are enjoying the attention they deserve. At some point in time, we will get back to training and competitive cricket,” the captain told TOI.

The captain too revealed that the team players have never imagined getting such a  support and applause for the crowd. Such was the appreciation that they had to cancel on their holidays.

“In London, all of us planned our holidays and some of us were to go together. But now I don’t think we don’t have the time. We didn’t expect this kind of a reception and the acceptance of women’s cricket despite losing the final. People have been very positive. Wherever we go they have good things to say about women’s cricket. We’ve got such an amazing reception that I often wonder what it would have been like to come home as World champions. I’m sure it would have taken us to a different level,” said Mithali.

She too voiced that the team would be looking forward to doing better in the upcoming World T20 and Mithali has also confirmed of her playing in the Big Bash League in Australia this year.

“I’m glad I saw this phase of Indian women’s cricket while I’m still playing. I will continue to play as long as I’m in good form. Also, I want to groom youngsters. I’ve always told my dad, whenever I quit, I should leave a strong and formidable team and not when they are weak.
“If India reach the top-two in rankings, then I’ll feel proud that I’ve got the team so far. I’m currently focusing on the World T20 next year, especially because we haven’t done well in that tournament before. The expectations will be high and I believe it is important for me to be there for the girls and guide them through it,” she added.

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