Indian ODI skipper Mithali Raj again targets Ramesh Powar
The feud between Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar isn't coming to an end. It has been the biggest controversy in the history of India's women's cricket. Mithali Raj targeted former Indian women's team coach, Ramesh Powar yet again. Both Raj and Powar have come out in the public and expressed their differences.
Speaking to TOI, Mithali said, “When you have to put someone down, you will find ways to do it, even if that person has some good qualities it gets overshadowed by the dislike of that person. I don’t intend to justify anything about my scoring rate as there are people who score at a faster rate but are not that consistent."
She further added, “So it works both ways, but people don’t see it that way when they are negative about the player. If you see the percentage of matches that India won with me scoring runs it will be a testimony to my abilities. I play the way I think best suits the situation and the way the team requires me to bat.”
WV Raman took over the coaching duties of the national team after Powar's contract wasn't extended. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana wanted Ramesh Powar to be retained as the coach of the team but it didn't quite happen. Perhaps, it was due to the fact that he had irked India's greatest ever woman cricketer.