Mithali Raj posts #ThrowbackThursday pic, faces Twitter fury for 'inappropriate dressing'

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is one of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced.

One of her supporters wrote, "Her Choice".

Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj's revealing selfie has triggered a hot debate.

"Understood?" (sic) The group pic with three friends that Mithali posted has got a record 800 retweets with 12k likes and 1.3k comments.The cricketer makes it a point, shares her photographs on twitter regularly with her 224k followers. Immediately, many comments appeared on her timeline deriding her for her attire. "Soch badlo desh badlo" (change your thinking, change your country) was an often repeated response to the negative comments.

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"Our team did well in the World Cup".

"I did not expect this kind of reception despite losing the final". I wouldn't say good because of the result but we have created a buzz about women's cricket in India among people.

Considering Mithali's no-nonsense attitude, it was just a matter of time that she would hit back at these trolls. This time the matches were telecast live on television and social media. Though the team fell short of victory the efforts were lauded by the people. Some "custodians of Indian culture" didn't like her dress and told her to delete the picture.

"Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer?"

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