Twice India got here near successful the World Cup however the staff couldn’t carry the coveted trophy.
Under Mithali’s management, India reached the ultimate of the 2017 World Cup remaining however misplaced to hosts England. A yr later within the West Indies, India have been knocked out within the semifinals of the T20 World Cup.
“In 2013, when India hosted the world cup, we didn’t even qualify for the super six stage. I was hurt and quite disappointed,” she stated on Star Sports 1 Telugu present Girl Power-Sarileru Manakevvaru.
“I believed let me give a attempt in 2017 World Cup. Then I actually labored exhausting for that World Cup. As a participant, as a captain, I did a number of homework. I believed once we have been within the finals, if we win the finals, then I’ll retire.
“After taking part in for therefore a few years, in all probability I had all the pieces, besides that one World Cup. In 2021 once more I’m going to present one other attempt, hopefully with all people’s needs and God prepared we should always crack it.”
The 37-year-old Mithali, who retired from T20 cricket final yr to pay attention solely on ODIs, stated she aspired to affix civil service earlier than cricket turned part of her life. “Honestly cricket occurred to me. It did not come by alternative. I did not select to get into cricket. You can see, my teammates, those that have completely different tales, like they performed with their brothers and a few of them have been impressed by their brothers. They performed within the streets.
“But (for me) it was nothing like that. My dad took me to the academy there whatever transpired, and I was straight away into a full-fledged academy for girls. I was too young to make a choice. If at that time somebody could ask a 10-year-old Mithali, what you want to become, I would have said that I wanted to become an IAS officer. Not a sportsperson, not a dancer. I always felt I had it in me to be an IAS officer.”
She felt girls’s cricket ought to have come below the BCCI no less than 5 years earlier than it truly did. “Women’s cricket got here below BCCI on the time of 2006-07. I really feel if it had occurred 5 years earlier than, it might have been higher. Many gifted gamers at the moment, due to lack of cash, lack of economic stability by means of this recreation, needed to shift to completely different fields.
“After turning 23-24, mother and father will ask what’s subsequent? So, being a girls cricketer what are you able to inform mother and father? I don’t earn cash, I’m taking part in for ardour? Nobody will purchase it. Because of that cause, a number of gifted individuals, they needed to let go their career (cricket).
“So, at that time if BCCI was there, they would have added an extended career and we would have more pool of players in women’s cricket.”
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