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No Weightage To Personal Issues When Playing For India: Mithali Raj

No Weightage To Personal Issues When Playing For India: Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj. (Photo Credit: ICC)

Mithali Raj will be leading the Indian Test and ODI sides when they play in England for a full series starting from June 16 with a one-off Test match. Mithali’s career has spanned over 20 years and she said that over the years she has seen many controversies like these and have walked them over. The Indian women’s team is currently quarantining in Mumbai and will fly to the UK along with the men’s team on June 3.

In an interaction with PTI, Mithali Raj opened up on her differences with Ramesh Powar who has been reappointed as the coach of the Indian women’s team. It was under Pawar that Raj was controversially dropped from the playing XI in the 2018 semifinal game which India lost.

No Attention To Personal Likes Or Dislikes: Mithali Raj

“I’ve played for so many years, I don’t have an ego or I don’t give attention to my personal likes and dislikes. I’ve never done that. And 21 years has been a long time for me to sort of, you know, go through many challenges. When it comes to playing for India, it’s like serving your country, so personal issues, I don’t really give any weightage (to those),” she said.

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Mithali Raj said that the team is focusing on the upcoming World Cup and working towards achieving the same goal. She further said that Powar as the coach also has plans and it is important that both are in the same page to achieve success.

“He is the coach, and he has his set of plans, it’s important that both of us are aligned on the same page to take the team forward. Because even his goal is the same: that the team does well in the World Cup. It’s everybody’s goal in the team,” she said.

Powar’s first assignment as head coach will be on a trip to England. The Indian eves play one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is in England. The squad will fly with the men’s team on June 2, with the first of the seven games, a one-off Test match, starting in Bristol on June 16. The Test match will be the first one in seven years for the team.

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