Oops: Kohli posts image of another female cricketer to congratulate Mithali Raj

Oops: Kohli posts image of another female cricketer to congratulate Mithali Raj

Two days before the tournament started Mithali Raj said, “India have usually done well in build up, but not turned the table on the big stage”.

Mithali Raj is the second highest run scorer in the tournament for India with 247 runs in six matches while Raut leads the pack with 277 runs from six matches. In the previous game against Australia, Mithali became the leading run-getter in ODI cricket by overtaking England’s Charlotte Edwards record of 5992 runs. New Zealand’s 75-run loss to England in their last match has put them in a precarious position.

Mithali Raj believes that her team has the ability to play a better game and has demanded improvement.

However, Kohli made a mistake by posting an image of another India women’s player instead of his female counterpart, Times Now reported.

While their batting will revolve around the likes of skipper Suzie, wicketkeeper-batswoman Rachel Priest, veterans Amy Satterthwaite and Katie Perkins, the 16-year-old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr could prove to be an unexpected surprise in the bowling department. In the ICC Women’s World Cup, her scores so far have been 71, 46,8,53,0,69 and this fifty. She scored a brilliant hundred in her debut and played a key role in Indian team’s victory. In reply, New Zealand could only muster a paltry 79. However, the highlight of the virtual knock-out match was Mithali’s sixth ton in her 184th match and her 109 came from 123 balls and had 11 fours in it.

India were going strong at 152 for 2 in the 36th over but New Zealand struck back with two quick wickets – Harmanpreet and Deepti Sharma (0) – but that did not bother them. Her highest being 114* against Ireland in Milton Keynes back in 26 June, 1999. Mithali’s father was in the Indian Air Force and he was the one who wanted her to become a cricketer.