ICC Women’s World T20: Is this the way to treat a legend like Mithali Raj? Well, Mithali Raj was surprisingly dropped from the Indian team for the semi-finals against England and their unbeaten run came to an end. It is strange to understand why she was dropped, then, as she had just played a couple of match-winning knocks which also meant she bagged the player of the matches awards. She was in red-hot form, then why was she dropped? This question baffled every Indian cricket fan, the decision was bashed on social media, but no one exactly knew what had happened. Finally, the 35-year-old decided to break the silence in a letter she wrote to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).
In the letter, she mentioned how she was neglected and coach Ramesh Powar was biased towards her ever since the squad landed in West Indies. Mithali also went on to blame Diana Edulji of discrimination. She also mentioned how Powar misused his position to humiliate her. For example, when the batters were having a knock in the nets, Powar watched carefully, but when Mithali came to bat in the nets, he walked away. She felt humiliated but did not lose her cool.
Here is how fans lost their cool after Mithali made the revelations.
The passionate cricketer also mentioned how she was disheartened as India lost a golden opportunity of winning a World Cup. Well, are we a country with such petty people who do not think nation first. This surely is not the way to treat a legend.