Who is Mithali Raj?
Mithali Dorai Raj (born 3 December 1982) is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed batter. She played for India between 1999 and 2022, and captained the side between 2004 and 2022.
Mithali is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and is considered to be one of the greatest female cricketers ever.
Mithali Raj Biography, Wiki
Born on 3rd Dec 1982, Mithali Dorai Raj is an Indian woman cricketer and the captain of India’s women’s cricket team. Born to a Tamil family, Mithali started playing at the age of 10.
A little unknown fact is that she loves dancing and was deeply passionate about it. However, she chose cricket over dance and we are not complaining!
Mithali Raj is known for composure at the crease along with the ability of scoring runs briskly. In addition to that, she can also roll in some vital bowing performances with her arm over bowling leg-spinners.
Mithali attended Keyes High School for Girls in Secunderabad. She went to Kasturba Junior College for further studies. She started training for cricket during her school days.
Mithali was picked up for the Indian Team when she was 17. Two years later, at the age of 19, she arose as one of the most promising and talented batsmen when she scored a whopping 214 against the England team in the final test held in Taunton.
That was just the start for the budding star. There was no look back for Mithali ever since. Popularly also known as “Lady Sachin” due to her commendable performance, she is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket.
|Full Name||Mithali Dorai Raj|
|Born||December 03, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Jodhpur, Rajasthan|
|Parents(s)||Father: Dorai RajMother: Leela Raj|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Playing Role||Top-order batter|
|Teams||Air India Women, Asia Women XI, India Blue Women, India Women logo, India Women, Velocity|
Mithali Raj Career
Mithali started playing cricket at a very young age of 10, she and her elder brother were coached cricket during their school days. She started off by playing domestic cricket for Railways and emerged out like a star later on.
Mithali made her ODI debut on 26 June 1999 against Ireland and scored a cracking 114 runs.
On 14 January 2002 she made her Test debut against the likes of England at Lucknow, India. Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be a dream debut and she was run-out for a duck.
Raj made her T20 debut on 5 August 2006 against England, scoring a 28 off 37 balls. India won the match by eight wickets.
It was no doubt that Mithali had great talent and was the one of the most promising players in India but she took her game to the next level to become the world’s finest cricketer.
She broke Karen Rolton record for the highest individual score in Test cricket ever to be scored. She smashed a wall of 209 runs, scoring 214 against England in theri final match at County Ground.
Mithali led India to the 2005 World Cup final but was defeated against Australia. She was also a big reason why India won Test series against England. The Indian team finished the year on high note by winning the Asia Cup.
Mithali talent and sheer skill for the game contributed to the Indian team greatly. She was honored by Arjuna award in the year 2003.
The Indian skipper also tops the batting score board according to ratings. She has the ability to score quick runs and stay calm and composed in critical situations.
Mithali suffered from typhoid during the CricInfo Women’s World Cup in 2002, which greatly stagnated India’s progress.
Mithali held record for the highest individual score by any Indian women cricketer in a world cup match, scoring 91 off 114 balls. The record was later broken by her teammate Harmanpreet Kaur.
Mithali is all time leading run scorer in all formats of cricket for India. She also has the record of scoring seven consecutive half centuries.
The Indian captain also holds the record for most consecutive WODIs played for a team.
Mithali Raj Awards
|2021||Khel Ratna Award|
|2017||Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World|
|2017||BBC’s 100 most inspirational women list|
|2017||Vogue Sportsperson of the Year|
|2017||Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award|
Mithali Raj Achievements
- In 1999, she scored 114 runs (not out) in her One Day International debut against Ireland.
- In 2005, she led the Indian cricket team to the World Cup finals. Unfortunately, they lost the finals to Australia.
- She holds the record for having the highest individual score by an Indian Woman cricketer in a world cup match. She scored 91 runs out of 104 balls against New Zealand in 2005’s Women’s World Cup.
- Mithali was ranked world no. 1 cricketer in the ODI chart at the Women’s World Cup 2013.
- She became the first player to score 6000 runs in Women’s ODI in 2017.
- Later in 2017, she was placed in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year.
- One of the many records she made, includes playing the most number of WODIs (109) consecutively for a team.
Mithali Raj FAQ’s
Is Mithali Raj Married?
No, the Indian woman cricketer Mithali Raj has not yet married.
Who is Mithali Raj Boyfriend?
Inspite of not getting married Mithali Raj has not yet named anyone as her boyfriend.
What is Mithali Raj’s Mother Tongue?
Mithali Raj’s mother tongue is Tamil. Despite having the birthplace of Jodhpur, Rajasthan Raj’s father is a Tamilian.
What is the Net Worth of the Mithali Raj?
According to trendcelebsnow.com, the Mithali Raj’s net worth figure is estimated to be around $5 million (₹37 crores approximately) as of February 2020.
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