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Mithali Raj: India batter 'deeply saddened' by claims about her
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Mithali Raj: India batter ‘deeply saddened’ by claims about her

Raj has an average of 51.17 from 197 one day internationals

India batter Mithali Raj says she is “deeply saddened and hurt by the aspersions cast” about her after a claim she “threw a lot of tantrums” at the recent Women’s World Twenty20.

Raj is the highest run-scorer in the women’s international game, but was missing for India’s semi-final defeat.

In a report by coach Ramesh Powar to India’s cricket board (BCCI), which AFP says it has seen, he said he hoped Raj “stops putting her interest first”.

The BCCI is yet to respond.

Raj, 35, scored 56 and 51 in respective wins against Pakistan and Ireland in the West Indies but sat out a victory over Australia and the last-four loss to England.

“I’m deeply saddened and hurt by the aspersions cast on me,” she said on social media.