Indian woman cricket Mithali Raj on Ramesh Powar's allegations (Twitter)
Legendary Indian woman skipper Mithali Raj on November 27 broke her silence finally on her omission from the World T20 semi-final against the English side and slammed Committee of Administrators’ member Diana Edulji and coach Ramesh Powar. On Thursday, the 35-year old cricketer again tweeted and wrote, ‘’I'm deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country.The hard work, sweat, in vain. Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mudslinging- it's the darkest day of my life. May god give strength’’.
Earlier on Tuesday, she said, “For the first time in a 20-year long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down. I am forced to think if my services to my country are of any value to a few people in power who are out to destroy me and break my confidence’’.
I'm deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country.The hard work, sweat, in vain.— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) November 29, 2018
Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mud slinging- it's the darkest day of my life. May god give strength
Mithali was dropped from the playing XI of the semi-final match against England despite performing well in the group stage matches.
She even cleared the air that she had nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur but didn’t like the way she gave support to the coach’s decision.
She said, “I would also like to point out that I have nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur except for the fact that her call to support the decision of the coach to leave me out of the eleven was baffling and hurtful’’.
"I wanted to win the world cup for my country and it hurts me because we lost a golden opportunity’’, she added.