Raj, the highest run scorer in the women’s international game and still India’s one-day captain, was left out of the squad for last week’s semi-final loss to England, triggering a high-profile row with team staff.

Coach Ramesh Powar blasted the veteran batswoman for “blackmailing” officials, amid reports she had demanded to choose her own batting position earlier in the tournament.

“I’m deeply saddened and hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game and 20yrs of playing for my country,” Raj tweeted Thursday.

“The hard work, sweat, in vain. Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned and all the mudslinging — it’s the darkest day of my life.”

Raj hit two straight half-centuries at the tournament in the West Indies before missing India’s last group game against Australia due to a knee injury.

She was declared fit on the eve of the England semi-final but selectors declined to bring her back. T20 captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, said selectors opted to stay with the “winning combination”.

Raj, 35, sent a fiery letter to India’s cricket board singling out Powar and other officials, accusing them of bias and claiming they were trying to destroy her career.

Powar briefed the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday about the behind-the-scenes tumult at the T20 tournament.