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Mithali Raj has had enough, hits back at a troll for criticising her fluency in Tamil

India women's ODI skipper became the first woman to complete 20 years in international cricket.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019, 03.54 PM IST
​Mithali Raj gave a befitting reply to Twitter troll.
Mithali Raj gave a befitting reply to Twitter troll.
NEW DELHI: The entire world - including former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, spiritual leader Sadhguru, and actors Daina Penty and Arjun Kapoor - is congratulating the ODI skipper Mithali Raj for leading India women's cricket team to 100 victories, and for completing 20 glorious years in international cricket.

In the flood of congratulatory wishes, one of the Twitter users criticised the 36-year-old cricketer, who originally hails from Tamil Nadu, for not being fluent in her mother tongue 'Tamil'.

The Twitter troll said that the skipper often speaks in English, Hindi and Telugu, but does not use 'Tamil' to converse with people.

Raj, who became the first-ever woman cricketer to complete 20 years in international cricket, hit back at the troll. In Tamil language, she replied on Twitter, "Tamil is my mother tongue. I speak Tamil well, I am proud to live in Tamil Nadu." She further added that she is a proud Indian, and the troll's constant criticism keeps her going.

In the next tweet, she also dedicated a song 'You Need To Calm Down' by a 'strong, independent woman' Taylor Swift. She further said that she admires the singer a lot.

The women's Team India captain expressed her gratitude, and thanked everyone for their love and support.

On Tuesday, Raj recorded her 100th international win as the skipper of the side. India whitewashed South Africa 3-0 in the three-match ODI series.

Before the commencement of the ODI series, Raj had decided to call time on her T20I career.

"This decision was taken in January itself during the New Zealand tour. I had told the coach WV Raman and chairman of selectors about my decision. The captain also knew about that. All the people who were needed to be told about my decision were informed. 2021 World Cup would definitely be my swansong. I am looking forward to preparing for the World Cup," Raj had told about her retirement decision.

"I did not see myself playing the T20 World Cup next year in Australia. I thought I should make the coach aware of my plans so that he can think of an alternative for the team and starts preparing the side likewise. I wanted to give him that time where he can try various players to get experience into the side," she had added.

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