"But I always had hopes that if we win that match, I may have the chance in final, I will be able to contribute, and we have a better chance to win the Cup. That was my intention of reaching out to the players in the huddle to pep them up, 'give your best you, might not get such chances time and again'," she added.
Mithali, who is India's highest run-scorer in T20I cricket, subsequently accused Powar of bias after which the latter said that she had threatened to retire if she was made to bat lower down the order. There were also reports of her strained relationship with team captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Mithali eventually retired from T20I cricket in September 2019.
The 37-year-old recently said that she is "definitely looking" at the ICC Women's World Cup, which has been postponed to 2022 and added that her eyes are firmly fixed on the trophy.
Last week, the International Cricket Council decided to postpone the World Cup, originally slated to be held in New Zealand in 2021, until February-March 2022 because of the impact the coronavirus pandemic.
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