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‘There is 1.5 years left for ODI World Cup,I thought I should give it my best shot’

DNMUM442518 | 9/7/2019 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :2005

In an exclusive chat, 36-year-old Mithali Raj talks to G Krishnan about her decision to quit T20Is, impact of last year’s World T20 controversy on her mind and turning her attention towards 2021 World Cup
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Why did you decide to quit T20Is?
Honestly, during the 2018 World Cup itself, I was saying T20 World Cup was going to be my last. Because of the controversy and everything, I thought I can think of another series. When we were in New Zealand, I was having a chat with WV (Raman, head coach) and I realised he was planning for T20 WC. I thought it was better to disclose to him what I was planning in this format. He is aware. Whoever he gets in the squad should be getting optimum opportunity before the World Cup. It would not be right on my part to retire just before the World Cup, leaving the team hanging. He was okay with it. I also kept the selector in the loop. It was a decision I already took in January. I thought
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