Mithali Raj, Ramesh Powar
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The war of words has continued between India’s veteran batswoman Mithali Raj and head coach Ramesh Powar. The controversy started when the talisman batter was dropped from the semifinal clash against England in the recently concluded ICC Women World T20. Subsequently, Mithali Raj accused Ramesh Powar of differential behaviour towards her.

However, on the other hand, Ramesh Power said Raj was dividing the team into two groups. In fact, he went on to add that Mithali Raj only cared about her personal milestones and not much about the team’s combination.

Mithali Raj Hits Back at Ramesh Power's Accusations
Mithali Raj (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The war of words continues.

Thus, Mithali Raj took to Twitter to share her disappointment. She said she is deeply hurt by the accusations that have been made on her. Raj said that her commitment towards the game and hard work over the years has been questioned. Furthermore, she believes the hard sweat has gone in vain. Hence, she believes that her patriotism is questioned by Ramesh Powar.

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In fact, she feels that it is the darkest hour of her life. Mithali Raj has been a big servant of Indian Women cricket for the last 20 years. Therefore, it is understandable that it must be a difficult pill for her to swallow.

Mithali Raj Hits Back at Ramesh Power's Accusations
Ramesh Powar with the Indian Women side. Getty.

She hasn’t been involved in any sort of controversy in her career as she has let her bat do the talking. However, it is sad to see that such a feud has been unveiled in the Indian women cricket.

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Raj had scored two fifties in the ICC Women World T20. However, she was dropped from the playing XI against England as the team management and Harmanpreet Kaur wanted to continue with the winning combination.

Mithali Raj took to Twitter to share her disappointment. The post read as, “I’m deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country.The hard work, sweat, in vain.
Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mudslinging- it’s the darkest day of my life. May God give strength”.

Gautam Chauhan

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