Senior batswoman Mithali Raj has expressed anger over Indian women's team coach Ramesh Powar's accusations of putting her personal interest above the team's during the recently-concluded prominent World T20 event. She described the whole as the darkest day of her life.
The 35-year-old batwoman now is in the middle of the controversy after being dropped from the national team for the crucial semi-final clash against England at the World T20.
Recently She took to her official Twitter handle and stated that she is 'hurt' and 'deeply saddened' as Powar tried to off-putting her image.
She asserted that her patriotism is being doubted and her skills have been questioned consequentially Mithali further stated that all the hard work that she has made in the last 20 years went in vain.
"I'm deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country. The hard work, sweat, in vain," Mithali tweeted on Thursday.
"Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mud slinging- it's the darkest day of my life. May god give strength," she further said.
Mithali's remarks came after Powar, in an official 10-page report to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) noted that the renowned batswoman had threatened to leave during the World T20 and announce her retirement in the West Indies if she was not permitted to open the batting against Pakistan.