Cricketer and top-order batsman Mithali Raj led India to a 3-0 victory over South Africa in the three-match ODI series on Monday. After Indian women’s’ triumph, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate the team, acknowledging Mithali Raj’s achievement.
Mithali Raj replied to Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet by calling him a champion. “It feels good to be acknowledged by a person that I if truth be told be pleased looked up to all my life .. thanks champion,” the tweet read.
However, a troll tried to question her language preference, saying: “She would now not know Tamil. She will be able to focus on in English, Telugu, Hindi,” Mithali was fast to close it down, as she replied with a tweet in Tamil saying it’s her mother tongue and that she is a proud Indian.
தமிழ் என் தாய் மொழி..
நான் தமிழ் நன்றாக பேசுவேன்..
தமிழனாய் வாழ்வது எனக்கு பெருமை.. but above it all I am very proud indian ! Also my dear sugu ,you constant criticism on each and every post of mine ,you day to day advice on how and what should I do is exactly what keeps me going https://t.co/udOqOO2ejx
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) October 15, 2019
Raj, in her tweet, said, “But above it all, I’m very proud Indian! Also, my dear Sugu, you constant criticism on every and every put up of mine, your day after day advice on how and what I should do is exactly what keeps me going.”
In the series, Mithali Raj scored 88 runs in three innings at a formidable average of 44 to help India in dominating the ODI series.
Mithali Raj had retired from Twenty20 World cricket last month and talked about her interest in the subsequent 50-over World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in 2021.