It is beginning of good times for women's cricket: Mithali Raj

Posted July 29, 2017

Tabling a resolution in the Assembly to congratulate the women's cricket team, Fadnavis said India's prestige has gone up due to the "scintillating" performance of these players.

Australia-slayer Harmanpreet Kaur, the nation's darling after her unbeaten 171 run knock in the semi-finals, said her stint with the Sydney Thunder in the women's Big Bash contributed to her overall development displayed at the Cup.

"It was heart-breaking to lose, especially since we knew that some players like captain Mithali Raj were likely playing their last world cup", Mansi said.Other than Mansi, Ekta Bisht from Almora was also part of the Indian cricket team.

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This was the second World Cup final played by India.

"As a player grows and gains experience at the worldwide level, each one of them becomes a leader in their own respect", MIthali said. Though cricket is a way of life in India, still, women's cricket was an unknown term.

"Our women's cricket team has done exceedingly well and any form of appreciation will be less for them".

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"But the way the ICC has promoted this time, it's the best World Cup and the facilities were at par with men's World Cup", she concluded. We thought you would sure to win in the final too.

'I always believed if more matches are televised we can attract more people, ' said Raj, who became the leading runscorer in women's One-day Internationals during the event.

"I hope the BCCI also considers such a tournament here where we can share the dressing room with the foreign players and learn a lot", she added.

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Union minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of the Indian women's cricket, who are employed with the Indian Railways. You are the pride of Telangana and Hyderabad city, the CM said.