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.
A brilliant performance by the @BCCIWomen to win the ODI series against South Africa Women 3-0. A special mention to @M_Raj03 on leading the team with distinction and completing 20 wonderful years in International Cricket. #INDWvSAW pic.twitter.com/OV8v5bX63a— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 14, 2019
It feels nice to be acknowledged by a person who I have looked up to all my life .. thank you champion 🙏. https://t.co/8BNwW2xf6j— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) October 15, 2019
தமிழ் என் தாய் மொழி..— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) October 15, 2019
நான் தமிழ் நன்றாக பேசுவேன்..
தமிழனாய் வாழ்வது எனக்கு பெருமை.. but above it all I am very proud indian ! Also my dear sugu ,you constant criticism on each and every post of mine ,you day to day advice on how and what should I do is exactly what keeps me going https://t.co/udOqOO2ejx
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.
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.