India’s Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj on Sunday said that she and head coach Ramesh Powar have left behind a bitter past to take the women’s team forward and she believes that when someone is playing for the country, the individual Likes and dislikes do not matter. Mithali and other team members are currently in Quarantine in Mumbai before the UK tour.
The UK tour is expected to help the team’s preparations for the ODI World Cup to be held in New Zealand early next year. In this series,
Mithali was controversially left out of the match and the relationship between the two soured, with the two accusing each other of unprofessional conduct. When he was asked whether the events of the past would come in the way of his present and future, he said, “We cannot always live in the past.” He said, ‘I have played for so many years, there is no ego in me and I do not pay much attention to my personal likes and dislikes. I have never done this. ‘
Mithali said, ‘And 21 years is a long time to go through so many challenges. When it comes to playing for India, you serve your country, so I do not pay much attention to personal issues. He said, ‘We cannot be bitter and cannot take the bitterness further. I have never been aggressive nor do I take the past to the present. Otherwise I do not persist in this game for so long, which always needs to be found and improved. ‘