Indian Women Cricket: Coach Ramesh Powar and Mithali Raj should sort out differences, feels Deep Dasgupta- As former India cricketer Ramesh Powar gets appointed as the head coach of the Indian women cricket team, cricket experts are wounder what will happen between legendary batswoman and newly appointed coach Ramesh Powar. Former India cricketer turned commentator Deep Dasgupta thinks that Powar and ODI captain Mithali Raj should get on a phone call first and sort out their differences straightaway.
“We don’t know what happened but we all know something happened there. Mithali is your 50-over captain, she is a legend, there are no two ways about it. That’s the first thing which needs to be sorted. When you have somebody as a senior and someone like Mithali, who already had an issue with Ramesh, I think one of the first things that need to happen is that phone call to sort things out,” the former wicketkeeper-batsman told Sports Today.
“The goal remains the same — the Indian team doing well. So, I think the first thing which will take place is that phone call, chat between them, sorting differences that they may have had in the past. That should not be something that should pull the team back. They might have had differences but at the end of the day their goal is the same,” he added.
Indian Women Cricket: Coach Ramesh Powar and Mithali Raj should sort out differences, feels Deep Dasgupta
Powar- Mithali Saga
In the 2018 Women World Cup, Ramesh got into a dispute with Mithali, and as a consequence of that, she was not allowed to play in the semifinal. Many fans of the Indian team cited this incident as the reason for the team’s poor showing at the World Cup.
After the incident, Mithali wrote a letter to BCCI and alleged that Powar wants to destroy and humiliate her. In reply, Powar said that Mithali was showing tantrums and created chaos in the team.
Mithali Raj has hinted that she could retire from international cricket after next year’s 50-over World Cup.
In February 2021, he was appointed as the Mumbai team’s head coach for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Indian women’s team will tour to England where they will play a Test and 3 ODIs and as many T20Is. The one-off Test starts in Bristol on June 16. The squad is yet to be announced and the team is expected to fly to England along with the men’s cricket team after completing the mandatory quarantine period.