Speaking exclusively to CNN News 18, Mithali Raj's father Dorai raj said, "We are seeing the team performing well from the first match. This is among the best teams India has sent to the World cup. I am confident that India will bring back the Cup."
A cricketer himself, Dorai Raj advised the team, "They should not get over confident or get carried away with previous victories. The line-up is very strong with Smriti, Mithali, Deepti, Harmanpreet and I am sure the way team is performing they will give a tough time to England. My sixth sense says in the final, Smriti Mandhana will give a good start and my best wishes to her. "
Applauding the performance of the entire team, Mithali's mother Leela told CNN News18, "I enjoyed watching every bit of Harmanpreet's game. Like Harmanpreet gave befitting reply to Australia, I am sure the team will keep the same spirit in the final match."
"I am so proud of entire team. Now they have bigger responsibility and they need to deliver with an extra edge in their game. Every player has the ability and together they can win the Cup.", she added.
Mithali Raj and the entire Women's Cricket team has become an inspiration for young girls in the country. Irrespective of the result in the finals, Mithali's parents feel the achievement and stellar performances of the team has begun a new era for Women in Blue in the country.
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First Published: July 22, 2017, 8:35 AM IST