We should not be compared to male cricketers, says Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj led from the front for India
Mithali Raj led from the front for India
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24 June, 2017

"Our first target will be to reach the semi-finals, but for that you need to be able to play good cricket throughout the tournament and have good momentum", Mithali was quoted on ICC's official website as saying.

However, she is off the view that there is lot of need for the women cricket team to lean on the expertise of the men's game, especially in the coaching department.

She is also the highest-wicket taker in the history of women's cricket, with a total of 275 wickets (Test, ODIs, T20s). Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is?

Though Raj plays for what is the most popular and well-supported cricketing nation in the world, she was equally quick to point out that the Indian women do not receive the same amount of publicity as their superstar men.

When a journalist asked Mithali to name her favourite male cricketer, she replied back in a manner that took everybody by surprise. So, I reiterate that we feel these women are role models. they are our inspiration. The Indian captain hit 11 boundaries in her 89-ball knock.

The Indian captain is expected to go past the all time highest aggregate of 5992 runs, held by former England captain Charlotte Edwards, during the tournament, which begins on Saturday.

"When people refer to me as Tendulkar of women's cricket, I accept it as a compliment because what he is in men's cricket is huge. They are very hard taskmasters", Mithali said. "We're looking to produce the same kind of performance over here".

Mithali Raj is known for her wonderful batting style who scored heaps of runs in her global career for team India. This was Williams response, "I wouldn't ask Rafa [Nadal] or Roger [Federer] to twirl".

"We have a lot of strength and depth in this squad, we had a convincing win against New Zealand in the last warm-up game and we had three of our most capped players on the bench, so that is a nice thing to have". Whether it's sports or film industry, women are discriminated against everywhere.

She is to be reassessed early next week but is also likely to be unavailable for England's second group game, against Pakistan at Leicester on Tuesday 27 June. Because it is Shah Rukh starrer, does anyone remember the girls who made the movie memorable? No.

Can some please tell Priyanka or Deepika that a superhit awaits them?


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