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Deeply saddened, hurt by aspersions cast on me: Mithali Raj

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Responding to the women's Ramesh Powar's report to the Board of Control for in (BCCI), wherein he had accused of being selfish and putting her interest first over the team, the on Thursday stated that she was deeply saddened and hurt by the aspersions cast on her.

"I'm deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country.The hard work, sweat, in vain. Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mudslinging- it's the darkest day of my life. May God give strength," Mithali tweeted.

Replying to Mithali's tweet, her wrote, "As an admirer of her commitment to the country for 20yrs, of hard work & winning, when the game finally gets some limelight, we push her under it's shadow. You did right by the blue jersey @M_Raj03 , It will too. The country loves you."

Powar in his ten-page tour report entirely focussed on the 35-year-old batter, which came a day after Mithali's letter accusing him and (CoA) member of discrimination. Powar also stated that Mithali blackmailed to retire midway through the ICC Women's World T20 in the after being denied the opening slot.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 13:05 IST