Mithali Raj Slams Twitter Troll Who Questioned Her Language Choice

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After India's clean 3-0 victory over South Africa in ODI series, captain Mithali Raj slammed a troll on Twitter who tried to question her language choice.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj has had a good year as the captain of the Indian women's cricket team. She recently led the team to a 3-0 victory in the India vs South Africa three-match ODI series. She also became the first women to complete 20 years in international cricket. After India's triumph in the ODI series, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate the women cricket team. Mithali replied to the tweet and thanked Tendulkar while calling him a champion as she has looked up to him her entire life.

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Mithali Raj shuts down Twitter troll 

However, Mithali was trolled after she replied. A Twitter questioned her language choice, saying that Mithali does not know Tamil, and speaks in English, Telugu and Hindi. Mithali did not let the comment pass. She replied to the tweet by using Tamil and English. In Tamil, she said that it is her mother tongue and that she is a proud Indian. In English, Mithali called out the person who trolled her. She said that their daily criticism and advice is what keeps her going. Her response was perfect for an internet troll and received a lot of positive response in both Tamil and English.

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For the ODI series, Mithali Raj has scored 88 runs. Her average of 44 helped India bag the 3-0 win against South Africa. Last month, Mithali Raj announced her retirement from Twenty20 International cricket. She now wants to focus on the ODI World Cup that is scheduled to take place in 2021.

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