The Indian women's cricket team is high on confidence ahead of their title clash against hosts England at Lords on Sunday. As the die hard cricketing fraternity of our nation pours in their good wishes for the Indian team, the cricketer's parents are also overjoyed with the spectacular run of the team into the title clash.
Indian skipper Mithali Raj’s father said that he is happy that wishes have come in from all across India including the state chief minister KC Rao. “I am so happy that best wishes have come from all over the country, including CM KC Rao,” S Dorai Raj was quoted saying by ANI. He added that it was always Mithali Raj’s dream to bring home the world cup and this is a very big opportunity to achieve it. “This is a very big opportunity, it was always her dream to get home the world cup,” he said.
These statements came just one day after the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had congratulated the women’s cricket team for their stunning victory over Australia in the semi-final.
Meanwhile, Mithali Raj while addressing the media ahead of the big final warned England to not take India easy. “As a team we are all very excited to be part of the final. We knew that this tournament wasn’t going to be easy but the way the girls have turned up at every situation when the team needed, whether it was the batters or bowlers,” Raj told reporters. “It definitely isn’t going to be easy for England.
But it will come down to how we perform on that day. We really have to work on our planning and strategy because England have also peaked after being defeated by us in the first game. They have performed well in the run up to the final, so playing a host in their own country is going to be a challenge. But saying that this unit is up for it,” she added.