HYDERABAD: Encouragement is all one needs and it is a matter of pride when you see women emerging in the field of sports, especially cricket, which has till now only been seen as a game played by men in India.
Mithali Raj, who led team India to the finals of the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, was on Tuesday gifted a BMW by businessman V Chamundeswaranath.
India ended up as the runner-up in the global tournament after losing to England in the finals by just nine runs. However, the team did put up a good show and gave a tough fight in managing to reach the finals.
“This is not the first time, but second time that he is gifting me a car,” Mithali said.
Back in 2005, he had gifted a Chevrolet car to Mithali after the team reached the World Cup finals where they lost to Australia.
“He (Chamundeswaranath) is one person a sportsperson can count on for encouragement and support,” she added.
“Not just this, he has also gifted me many bats, with which I have scored a lot,” she said.
This is not the first time that Chamundeswaranath has felicitated a sportsperson.
Earlier, for their stellar performance in Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu (Badminton Singles silver medallist), Sakshi Malik ( Women's Wrestling bronze medallist), Dipa Karmarkar ( Women's Gymnastics 4th spot finish) and Pullela Gopichand (Badminton coach), were each gifted a BMW by the businessman.