- Mithali said, the entire focus is on ending her career at the peak of success by winning the World Cup.
- India reached the 2017 World Cup final under Mithali's captaincy but lost to hosts England
- Indian women's cricket team was eliminated after losing in the semi finals of T20 World Cup in 2018
- 37-year-old Mithali Raj retired from T20 cricket last year.
In the ODI format of the Indian women's cricket team, captain Mithali Raj has said that her focus is on ending her career at the peak of success by winning the World Cup next year. The Indian women's team missed out on winning the World Cup twice. India reached the 2017 World Cup final under Mithali's captaincy but lost to hosts England. A year later, they were eliminated after losing in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies.
Mithali said in a Telugu event of Star Sports, “When the World Cup took place in India in 2013, we did not even reach Super-6. I was very sad. Then thought I would try in the 2017 World Cup. Then I worked very hard for the World Cup. As a player, the captain did a lot of homework. When we reached the final, I thought I would retire by winning the final. '
He said, 'After playing for so many years I got everything, except the World Cup trophy. In the next year i.e. 2021, I will try again. Hopefully we will be able to win this time with the wishes of everyone. '
Mithali, 37, retired from T20 cricket last year. They believe that BCCI should have taken women's cricket under its umbrella five years ago. He said, “BCCI took over women's cricket in 2006-07. It would have been better if it had happened five years ago. There were many talented players at that time but due to lack of money and lack of financial stability through sports, he chose another profession. '