Shushma Verma is a wicketkeeper    Getty Images
Shushma Verma is a wicketkeeper Getty Images

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has offered the post of DSP to Indian women‘s cricket team wicketkeeper Sushma Verma after the side’s very impressive outing in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. India lost to England by nine runs in the final at the Lord’s. In a statement released on Tuesday, Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said, “Being proud of her achievement in the international cricket arena the state government has offered the post of deputy superintendent to Sushma Verma.” Hailing from Himri Panchayat in Shimla rural, Shushma is a wicketkeeper. Mithali explains about her bizarre run out in India vs England Women s World Cup final

Meanwhile, Mithali Raj led India to the final of ICC Women s World Cup 2017. Unfortunately, they tumbled at the last block, losing by a mere 9 runs and finishing runners-up. A lot had depended on Mithali s batting during the chase. Unfortunately, she got run out in a bizarre fashion, not stretching herself and falling short of the crease. Mithali scored only 17. Post India s heartbreaking 9-run defeat, some people have criticised Mithali for the way she did not make enough effort to reach the crease. Mithali finally revealed the truth behind the incident, saying the spike of her shoe had stuck to the pitch at the time. Women s IPL far-fetched due to financial constraints: BCCI official

Mithali told The Times of India: I saw some weird stuff written about my run out on social media. Actually, what happened was my spike got stuck on the pitch. Punam called me for a run and I responded. Before I reached the half way, this thing happened and I don t think the TV cameras captured it. I couldn t push myself hard and couldn t even make an effort to dive. I was helpless. I was gutted.