Indian ODI captain Mithali Raj recently spoke during the virtual launch of the book ‘1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness’, published by Harper Collins and co-authored by Boria Majumdar and Gautam Bhattacharya.
“It’s been 21 years of international cricket and I know 2022 is my swansong, The World Cup. The last year is equal to the 20 years of my international cricket. I know we are in difficult times but it takes a lot out of me to keep working on my fitness. I am not getting any younger, in fact, I am getting older and I know the importance of fitness,” Mithali said.
“The importance of being in a very good emotional and mental set-up, knowing that there will be very few tours before the World Cup,” she added.
She also spoke about preparations of her team members, how everyone is doing their best during this difficult time with whatever facilities they have.
She acknowledged the fact that Indian fast bowling needed improvement.
Also, speaking to The Sportstar, she said that 2022 will be her last World Cup edition but is looking to play the home series. She will take a call about her retirement after the series.