Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj recently tweeted saying that she firmly believes that her team can win the 2022 World Cup. Mithali’s age would be 39 at that time of the event. The women’s international World Cup was postponed recently to February 2022 due to the coronavirus global outbreak. The crown jewel event was originally scheduled for 2021 in New Zealand.
In 2019 Mithali retired from international T20 format to solely concentrate on the 50-over World Cup where she and her teammate Julan Goswami were expected to finish their illustrious career in a high note. After the ICC’s decision Mithali on Friday tweeted regarding the delay. Mithali in the tweet said that she sees this delay as a positive outcome. She sees this as an opportunity to practice more and get herself well prepared for the tournament.
Mithali Raj also replied to former cricketer Lisa Sthalker saying she has firmly fixed her eyes on the cup. Mithali also said in the tweet that her mind and body are stronger than ever before for the 2022 event. The Indian batting legend debuted in the year 1999 and in her 21-year span of a career with 6888 runs Mithali has the record for most runs scored in women’s ODI. Aside from that, she has an overall average of 50.64 in ODI with the highest score of an unbeaten 125. She also has 7 seven centuries and 53 half-centuries to her name.