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Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj: She was born on 3rd December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. She belongs to a very educated family in Rajasthan.

She is the team caption of the Indian Women Cricket Team. Mithali began playing cricket in her childhood and was coached by her brother.

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Mithali Raj

Indian women cricketer Mithali raj  was born on 3 December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. She is the team caption of the Indian Women Cricket Team.

She began playing cricket in her childhood and was coached by her brother. her father, Dorai Raj was a warrant officer in the Indian Air Force.

Her mother Leela Raj has worked in Lawrence and Mayo’s engineering instruments division. She is a proud member of the Tamil community.

Mithali also has one elder brother named Mithun Raj. She used to play cricket with his elder brother during her childhood days.

Her talent caught the attention of her coach, Jyothi Prasad, and she was selected to represent the state in a sub-juniors tournament at age nine.

Mithali Raj Career 

She continued to play for her school team until she was 16, and was subsequently selected to play for the Indian women’s national team at the junior level.

She completed her schooling at Keyes school for girls in Secunderabad. After completing her school, she took admission in Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for women in Secunderabad.

She made her international debut against Ireland in 1999. Mithali Raj scored a hundred in his debut ODI game against Ireland, which is still a record in Women’s cricket.

In 2017, Mithali Raj led the Indian team in the One Day World Cup and also scored a hundred against New Zealand in the group stage.

She is the highest run-scorer in the history of Women’s cricket. She retired from T-20 cricket but is still a part of the ODI and Test side. Mithali Raj also can bowl some overs, especially in ODI cricket.

Nicknamed Lady Sachin Tendulkar, Mithali  always wanted to be a cricketer as she started playing cricket at the very early age of six.

However, her interest in Dance (Bharatanatyam) was equally good. In the end, she chose cricket, and it’s been a life-changing moment for her and the history of women cricketers.

Mithali Raj has been part of the Indian cricket team for 20 years, and she is the only woman to serve for this long period.

Mithali Raj has led the Indian cricket team in limited-overs for a long time. She is led Indian Women’s side to the final of the 2017 World Cup. However, the team faced a defeat by seven runs.

Mithali Relationship

She Talking about her personal life, Mithali is happily single and once in a throwback interview.

she had talked about her marriage plans and the idea behind her single-hood. In the year, 2018, in an interview with the Mid-Day.

Former cricketer, Mithali had talked about her marriage plans and had surprisingly revealed that she is happily single and doesn’t want to get married.

When the legendary skipper was asked about the reason behind it, she had said…. “” It (marriage) used to [cross my mind]… long time back, when I was very young. But it doesn’t cross [my mind] now when I see married people. I am very happy being single “”

In another interview with Sports keeda, Mithali had revealed that she was involved in some relationships in the past.

The cricketer had also shared that she wanted more glory in the coming years and had also revealed whether she would play cricket even after her marriage or not. Answering this,.

She had said, “This is something that I have not given a thought about. But yes, if I remain fit and get enough support from my family then, of course, why not!”

When Mithali  was asked whether she had received a lot of male attention or not, as she is such a huge cricketer.

To be honest, I don’t really get attention the same way that the men’s team gets from their female fans.”

Mithali Awards

Mithali Raj has been awarded Arjuna award in 2003 and Pad-ma Sheri award in 2015 for her great contribution to Indian cricket.

She was awarded with the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2021.

Mithali physical appearances

Profession Indian Women Cricketer
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Brown
Height 5 feet 4 inch
Home Town Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Batting Style Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style Right-arm Off-break
Teams India Women, Supernovas, India Women Blue, Velocity
Jersey Number 3

Mithali net worth

Has a net worth of $4.9 million or INR 36.6 crore in 2022. She is one of the highest-paid women cricketers in the world right now.

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