Mithali Raj moves on from 2018 spat with Powar – ‘We can’t be living in the past’
‘When it involves enjoying for India, it is like serving your nation, so private points, I do not actually give any weightage’
“We have meetings, discussions regularly so clearly we have moved on. We can’t be living in the past. I’ve played for so many years, I don’t have an ego, or I don’t give attention to my personal likes and dislikes. I’ve never done that,” Raj informed PTI from Mumbai the place she is quarantining alongside with the remainder of the squad forward of their departure to the UK on June 3.
“And 21 years has been a long time for me to sort of, you know, go through many challenges. When it comes to playing for India, it’s like serving your country, so personal issues, I don’t really give any weightage.”
“You need to think about the bigger picture. That’s how I am,” Raj mentioned when requested of their working relationship with Powar going ahead. “There are so many things that have happened in the past, but I don’t carry that baggage into my present or in the future.
“He is the coach, and he has his set of plans, it is vital that each of us are aligned on the identical web page to take the crew ahead. Because even his purpose is the identical: that the crew does nicely in the World Cup. It’s everyone’s purpose in the crew.”
“We can’t be bitter and carry the bitterness,” she said. “I’ve by no means been a confrontational individual, nor am I somebody who carries the previous into current. Otherwise, I would not have survived for thus lengthy in a sport, which clearly wants re-innovations and revisions all the time. It’s vital that we’re on the identical web page and take the crew alongside, as a result of we’re at a really essential section of our preparation for the World Cup.”
“I feel generally it is good to not get into recreation with the baggage of expectations, as in like most of them are making their debut and a few of us are enjoying after an extended hole,” she said. “It is nice that BCCI is making an attempt to organise Test matches in a bilateral sequence, as a result of I consider that each participant round the world would need to play extra video games. And it is each participant’s dream to don the whites sooner or later, as a result of it is the oldest format of the sport.
“We also have continuity. We play another Test in Australia, and it is going to be a historical one for the Indian team because it will be the first time that you’re playing a day-night Test, that too at the WACA (Perth). I am sure we will get enough practice with the pink ball before that.”