Indian Railways to reward Rs 1.30 cr to Mithali & Co

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Unlikely (Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami): Two of the senior-most members of the side, Mithali and Jhulan are considered the pillars of present-day women's team.

During the interaction on Thursday, the players said that this was the first time that they had seen a prime minister tweet for the women's cricket team, the PMO said.

Unlike other children, who spend their leisure time watching cartoons or playing with electronic gadgets, Mishra sisters opted for cricket about six months back.

Ace tennis player Saniya Mirza recently lauded the Indian Women's cricket team and its skipper Mithali Raj for their excellent performance in ICC Women's World Cup 2017.

Along with Raj, Punam Raut, the second highest run-scorer for India in the tournament, and Harmanpreet Kaur - who guided India to a berth in the semi-final and final, were also present for the felicitation.

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"Mithali Raj & Co has raised the hopes of millions of Indian girls who now want to take up cricket as a career".

He also felicitated the coaches and the support staff for their efforts behind the stage and giving India reasons to rejoice and celebrate women's cricket. "It is very important to promote women's Test matches but with the advent of T20 every cricket board wants to promote and market it in their own way". "We are looking into an honours board in one-day cricket for everybody", he said. Post the intriguing performance, the authorities went making some proposals regarding the hike in both match fees and cash awards.

Terming Mithila an 'incredible ambassador, ' said the 30-year-old.

The team has returned from London after participating in Women's World Cup in which India lost to England in the final played last Sunday.

"Girls also need professional training and atmosphere to grow as there is no dearth of talent". "CAL should come up with a plan to encourage parents to send their daughters for training", she said.