Mithali Raj to decide on future after ‘emotions settle down’
Mithali Raj may have earlier hinted at a possible retirement at the end of the Women’s World Cup, but the veteran India captain Mithali Raj on Sunday said it’s not the right time to take a call on her future just after the country’s heart-breaking exit from the showpiece event.
The 39-year-old Mithali, the lone women cricketer to have played in six World Cups after making her maiden appearance 22 years ago, said she has not even come out of the disappointment of failing to qualify for the semi-finals.
“You’ve not given me even an hour to think about my future, to go through and process what has just happened today (Sunday),” Mithali said in the post-match virtual media interaction, replying to a query about her future plans.
“When you have a disappointment and in the campaign which ends like this in a World Cup where you’ve really prepared very hard over a year, it takes time to accept and then probably move on from there.
“Whatever the future holds for each and every player, so I’ve not really thought about my future.”
On Sunday, she said she will take a call on her future career when the “emotions are settled down”.