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I Feel Depressed, Deflated And Let Down: Mithali Raj

| 2 months ago

After all the controversy that has been surrounded around Mithali Raj’s exclusion from the World Cup semi-final match against England, India’s limited over’s captain Mithali Raj has finally reacted, accusing COA member and former player Diana Edulji in a bias of her exclusion from the important encounter against England. 

For those of you who aren’t aware of the matter, Mithalli Raj was left out from the semi-final against England in the recently concluded world cup. India went on to lose the game and which made fingers pointing out to a range of people for leaving her out of the eleven. 

In an emotional letter sent to BBCI CEO Rahul Johri, Mithali said that people are trying to depress her and let her down. 

“For the first time in a 20 year long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down. I am forced to think if my services to my country are of any value to a few people in power who are out to destroy me and break my confidence.” She wrote in the letter. 

Mithali also seems to be unhappy with the T-20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur who, perhaps, backed Coach Ramesh Powar’s decision to leave Mithali out from the eleven.

“I would also like to point out that I have nothing against the T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur except for the fact that her call to support the decision of the coach to leave me out of the eleven was baffling and hurtful. I wanted to win the world cup for my country and it hurts me because we lost a golden opportunity.” 

She went ahead and lashed out at (CoA) member and former player Diana Edulji, accusing her of using her positions in a wrong manner. 

“To put things in perspective, I have always reposed faith in Diana Edulji and have always respected her and her position as a member of the COA, Never did I think she will use her position against me, more after hearing what all I had to go through in the Caribbean as I had spoken to her about it.

Mithali also narrated her ordeal with Coach Ramesh Power, who said that Powar always ignored her and made her feel humiliated whenever she comes to talk to him. 

“For instance, walking off if I am sitting anywhere around, watching in the nets when others bat but choosing to walk away when I am batting in nets if I try to go up to him to talk to start looking into his phone and keep walking. It was embarrassing and very evident to everyone that I was being humiliated. Yet I never lost my cool,” she said.