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“Requires Courage When You Are Treated Unfairly” – Mithali Raj Opens Up About Her Feud With Ramesh Powar

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Former India captain Mithali Raj has opened up about her feud with coach Ramesh Powar around the time of the 2018 T20 World Cup. She expressed that it requires a lot of courage when treated unfairly.

Ramesh Powar and Mithali Raj had a fallout during the 2018 T20 World Cup. Powar had dropped Mithali Raj from the Harmanpreet Kaur-led India against England in the semifinal. This hurt the veteran India batter, who got involved in a war of words with the then Head coach Ramesh Powar.

Recently, speaking about the issue to India Today, Mithali Raj expressed that the incident left her hurt. She said,

“When you find yourself in the middle of chaos, you can’t really think straight because you are feeling all sorts of emotions, even if you want to internalize and think from your brain and not from your heart.” 

Everyone knows only one side of the story- Mithali Raj

Following Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar’s feud, the BCCI had meetings with the duo and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. Powar was replaced by WV Raman as the head coach of the Indian Women’s team. Mithali Raj expressed that she was treated unfairly, and required a lot of courage to deal with it. She said,

“Sometimes, it is okay to be quiet. It also requires a lot of courage when you are treated unfairly… everybody knows only one side of the story and when you feel that way it is fine. Because, at the end of the day, I am someone who is goal-oriented.”

“I had a purpose – to play cricket at the best optimum level that I could. If I had to achieve that each time when I was to get on to the field and I wanted to give my best. It is not just about my skill, but it was also about my mental state of mind.”, he added.

Recently, Mithali Raj announced her retirement from international cricket. She finished as the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket.

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