Ladies’s World T20 Controversy – A disservice to Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur

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24 Nov 2018, 16:53 IST

Indian women's cricket can do without unnecessary controversies.
Indian girls’s cricket can do with out pointless controversies.

The very nature of Indian cricket is such that the thousands and thousands of passionate followers of Indian cricket get swayed moderately simply by each the cricketing and non-cricketing issues involving Indian cricketers. This isn’t distinctive to India because it’s true of soccer in lots of European international locations or American soccer, basketball and baseball within the USA.

Within the final couple of days, lots has been and remains to be being, and from all indications, will proceed to be, mentioned and written in regards to the ‘controversial’ exclusion of Mithali Raj from India’s taking part in eleven towards England within the Ladies’s T20 World Cup semi-final.

From a purely cricketing standpoint, this determination proved to be a disastrous one for India. Nevertheless, captain Harmanpreet Kaur had her causes. She believed in an attacking model of cricket and regarded Mithali Raj a bit too defensive-minded for her liking. Contemplating the character of the pitch and the opposition bowling line up, this determination needs to be criticised and has had probably greater than its fair proportion, of criticism.

Nevertheless, greater than the cricketing causes, it’s the conspiracy theories surrounding the choice which appear to have discovered loads of traction within the media-fuelled creativeness of Indian public. There have been all kinds of unsavoury feedback in regards to the Indian captain. The newest and probably essentially the most circulated of these is the diatribe by Mithali Raj’s supervisor Annisha Gupta, the place she has been extraordinarily vitriolic, unbecoming of accountable and civilized behaviour.

Each Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj aren’t simply two of the best Indian cricketers there have ever been, but additionally nice ambassadors of the sport. Due to their distinctive cricketing expertise and off-court manner, they’ve put Indian girls’s cricket firmly within the creativeness of Indian public which until a couple of years in the past knew little or no of the existence of Indian girls’s cricket.

In an ironic manner, a lot concentrate on the afore-mentioned controversy surrounding the 2 nice cricketers additionally exhibits how girls’s cricket has pressured its place into media and drawing rooms. At a time like this when Indian girls’s cricket wants additional encouragement, an excessive amount of concentrate on the diatribe of a no person will do an important disservice to Indian girls’s cricket, particularly to 2 of the best icons to have emerged from the nation.

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