You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Sports

‘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
dna exclusive

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
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Sports

HPCA to have new president after 19 years
DNMUM443261 | 9/21/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :397

New Delhi: With Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association convening Annual General Meeting on September 27, it will be the first time since 2000 that the state will have a new president replacing Anurag Thakur.
But on the ground, there will be no diff
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

‘Not worried about not being picked for last two T20I series’
DNMUM443262 | 9/21/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :475

Mumbai: Omission from T20 International squads for India’s last two series hasn’t bothered Kuldeep Yadav too much as the chinaman bowler feels it is an opportunity for him to do well in five-day cricket.
Kuldeep was dropped from India’s T20I squad
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Opener Panchal hits ton in drawn match
DNMUM443263 | 9/21/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :401

Mumbai: Opener Priyank Panchal struck a fine century on the final day of the four-day match as the second unofficial Test between India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’ ended in a tame draw in Mysore on Friday. The draw enabled India ‘A’ to pocket the two-ma
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Marin marches into semifinal
DNMUM443279 | 9/21/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Zee Media Newsroom | WC :97

Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain entered the semifinals of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament after securing a thrilling three-game victory over China’s He Bing Jiao in her last-eight match.
Marin, w
Add To LightboxCalculate Price