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Indian Women’s Cricket Captain Mithali Raj credits her Father for initiating her into Cricket 

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Goa Khabar: Mithali Raj – Indian Women’s Cricket Captain was in conversation with Sharlene Lobo, Anchor, Mirror Now at Goafest 2022 where Mithali, talking about her initiation into cricket said, “The very reason I got into cricket was my father.” She fondly recollects her father enrolling her into sports to inculcate a sense of discipline. Taking that further, she also mentioned a time before her class 12 board exams, when her parents coaxed her to choose World Cup selections over examinations. “I am grateful to have had the support of my family, teachers at school, in the initial years”, she said.   
 
Discussing the rising profile of women’s cricket in India, Mithali said, “There have been many improvements over the last decade, from training to accessible amenities and even access to sports psychologists”. She emphasized on the importance of nurturing a sports culture across India. 
 
Mithali also described the feeling when India was eliminated while playing against South Africa in ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. Highlighting the importance of self-control over mental and emotional aspects of one’s being, she stressed the need for a strong and sturdy mindset. 
 
A movie based on Mithali Raj called Shabaash Mithu is slated to release soon. 

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