Mithali Raj an 'incredible ambassador' for cricket, says Sania Mirza

Mithali Raj an 'incredible ambassador' for cricket, says Sania Mirza”

He has won both the majors in which he has participated this year, and with Venus Williams also playing superlative tennis till the loss in the final, both these supreme athletes have shown that in their mid-thirties they can still produce the magic that has made them such great players. "It could just be me, but I really don't think I've seen the men play like this - run, jump and catch like this - especially the fielding".

There is a domestic game to grow here and after the world cup winners have all been given 10 days off, they will return to prepare for the Super League, a six-team Twenty20 competition starting on 10 August and ending in Hove on 1 September. We also had an inkling through social media. We knew it would be tough to get to the semifinals - that was the biggest hurdle.

"We have to be cute and canny about getting all of that information [about the crowd and the tournament], because what we can't do is let this opportunity go to waste", she said. "A new road will be there for women's cricket and all will play an important role", said 34-year-old Jhulan.

Not only did I enjoy the cricket match itself, but I smiled at the thought of how hard these women worked and how much they were able to achieve. For England a lot of them chipped in with useful scores with Taylor and Sciver did bulk of the scoring in the middle orders and the tail wagged to give respectability to the score. But she repeated Shrubsole's point, that this is an England team built on passion, for whom professionalism is just an extra help. England's medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole was voted Player of the Match for her splendid spell of 6-46.

"There is pressure when we play global cricket. In England, the wickets are different and ball swings, and then rains", she said.

"We obviously set out to win, but we also want to inspire women and girls to play cricket and hopefully our win, and the way we have played, has done that". Men in the cricketing establishment, on the other hand, seem to have just totally missed the memo.

However, with the passage of time, things turned for the better and eventually the event garnered the highest viewership among all Women's World Cups. It never happened for women's cricket. He quickly backtracked to say he meant that fewer overs meant a faster pace, so more people would watch, and asserted that he meant no disrespect. India might have lost the final, but a new era in Indian Women's Cricket is here.

"We have started to receive a range of queries on the duo over the last fortnight or so".

India's best performance in the event has been a runners-up finish in the 2005 edition, where they lost to Australia in the final.

"We controlled 80 percent of match but they won".

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