Indian Women's Cricket Team Receives Immense Reception from Crowd at Mumbai

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Congratulating the skipper, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao praised the team led by her for their scintillating performance in the World Cup.

"Harmanpreet is there now, there might be Deepti Sharma, Smriti never know whose destiny takes them, but this bunch of players has the ability to take up the challenge whenever it's given to them", Mithali told reporters here during the BCCI's felicitation ceremony here. You should win many more matches in the future.

Besides, captain Mithali Raj became the highest run-getter in ODI cricket when she crossed 6000 runs in the group match against Australia.

With Twenty20 World Cup lined-up next year in West Indies, the 34-year-old felt India has long way to go in the shortest format. Unfortunately, we lost by a slender margin.

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"I hope the BCCI also considers such a tournament here where we can share the dressing room with the foreign players and learn a lot", she added. You have exhibited wonderful talent.

According to a source close to Mithali, "A player can not be running around to get what was promised to her". Asked what more do they want from the board, Raj said, "If you ask me, I am playing since 1999, when there were no monetary benefits but you should ask the question to those who have come now".

The Indian team performed exceedingly well throughout the tournament before ending up as runner-up, going down by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final at Lord's on July 23. Sarah, who scored 396 runs in 9 innings in the tournament, is one of the most respected and loved names in women cricket. This performance will inspire India's football team in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in October. In 2005 when we were not under BCCI we also got good reception. However, the inexperienced lower batting order succumbed to pressure in the finals and couldn't take the team home.

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