Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj was asked about retirement after India’s defeat to South Africa. Here’s her Reply


India’s campaign in the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup came to an end on Sunday with a disappointing defeat to South Africa in their final match in the league stage. Captain Mithali Raj hit a half-century but South Africa Women managed to win by three wickets to defeat India Women out of the tournament.

In the post-match press conference, Mithali was asked if she was planning to get retired after the exit from the World Cup.

“I’ve not really planned much about the future. For us, as players and athletes, when you have a disappointment in a campaign which ends like this in a World Cup where you have really prepared very hard over a year, it takes time for players to accept and then move on from there to whatever the future holds for each and every player,” she replied.

When asked by a reporter if this was the last we saw of her in the Indian jersey, she said: “It would not be appropriate for me to comment anything on that, considering the kind of game we just played and as I said, the emotions are still there. So, it needs to settle down before I could have clarity on that and give an answer to that.”