Mithali Raj gets out of turn promotion at Railways

Arnold Nichols
July 27, 2017

"The recently-concluded tournament though, signed off in style as summit clash was played at the home of cricket, with the stands filling up to the brim €" a sight that is usually reserved for the men's game.

"Test matches are the ultimate test for cricketers, whether it is your temperament, skill or endurance".

Asked if there should be a tournament like the Indian Premier League for women in India, Mithali said this was something for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to deal with. "I think no one should have any objection if they are being paid more", a state unit representative from west zone had told PTI.

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They are not used to it but the entire squad was mobbed by the media and the fans. But this bunch of players has the ability to take up that challenge whenever it is given to them. I am fortunate that I continued to play.

During the interaction on Thursday, the players said that this was the first time that they had seen a prime minister tweet for the women's cricket team, the PMO said. "It's a nice feeling to go through, to feel wanted, appreciated and acknowledged, so thank you to this bunch", she said.

"Mithali has been a great influence on Indian cricket".

She did not forget Railways - that employs 10 members of the team - for providing the financial safety net of a job that allowed the girls to "go out and represent their best, work on improving their standards".

Meanwhile, her captain Mithali Raj is already focusing on the next year's Women's World T20.

Despite India losing the final from a comfortable position, Mithali said it was a brilliant team effort.

Punam Raut showed her class in the World Cup and hit the most runs too in the final.

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Following the success of the widely watched final which saw a full-house on Sunday, Gerald Corbett, the club's chairman said that "Lord's is changing".

"I feel it's a very big achievement by the side".

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