KCR felicitates Indian Women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj

Posted July 29, 2017

Mithali said, "T20 and ODI are still the ideal formats to market but it is only Test cricket that can give you quality players".

"If women's IPL happens, other countries' players will come here, and sharing the dressing room with worldwide players will boost the confidence of local players", she said. "The sooner it starts, the better it will be for women's cricket", Sharma said.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao praised the team for the brilliant performances they put up in their journey to the finals. Tabling a resolution in the Assembly to congratulate the women's cricket team, Fadnavis said India's prestige has gone up due to the "scintillating" performance of these players. In fact, for the longest time, I wasn't even aware that girls played professional cricket!

India reached the final of the tournament but they were defeated by the home team England, who went on win their second ICC Women Cricket World Cup trophy.

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'I always believed if more matches are televised we can attract more people, ' said Raj, who became the leading runscorer in women's One-day Internationals during the event. So I am sure that if India has something like that, it will only help; even the domestic players would gain exposure to a good environment and have a chance to interact with global cricketers.

They said that they felt proud, happy and inspired to know that the prime minister was following their progress, PMO said in a statement.

The Hyderabadi said she was humbled at being named captain of the ICC's World Cup XI team, but she preferred to be called a winning captain.

He said that Indian women are leading the way in worldwide sports arena with their wonderful performances from Rio Olympics to Paralympics and in games like hockey, wrestling, badminton, followed by this splendid performance in the Women's World Cup. "But the way team has done, I can proudly say that I have led the team well".