KCR felicitates Indian Women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj

Diana Edulji

Diana Edulji

The press release quoted CM Rao as saying,"You have played wonderfully at the World Cup. But at the World Cup, women cricketers took the game to a different level; it was probably because of the leagues in Australia and England", Mithali said. After the match, he hailed the team's performance.

DEHRADUN: Cricketer Mansi Joshi who was part of the Indian team that participated in the Women's Cricket World Cup in the United Kingdom has said that the team lost the final against England as it buckled under pressure.Mansi, who hails from Dehradun and returned to the city on Friday, told TOI, "We were unable to handle the pressure during the final and probably lost the match because of that".

For Jhulan, who claimed 3/23 to restrict England to 228/7 in the final, there will be a few months' break now before India set its sight on next year's Women's World Twenty20 in the West Indies.

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After scripting a fairy-tale performance in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup in England, the Indian Women's Cricket Team have been welcomed home with much adulation. When asked who is natural replacement for Mithali as leader, Diana said "Harmanpreet has done it in the past".

"We now have a base, it will help even the domestic players in terms of exposure, but again it is up to the BCCI to organize the league".

"While it is a happy day for all Indians, it is really a matter of great pride for the Railways specially". Though cricket is a way of life in India, still, women's cricket was an unknown term. You should win many more matches in the future.

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According to a source close to Mithali, "A player can not be running around to get what was promised to her. I am proud that we lost after giving a fight", she added.

Mithali said, "T20 and ODI are still the ideal formats to market but it is only Test cricket that can give you quality players".

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