Mithali Raj most prominent Indian women cricketer nicknamed as ‘Tendulkar’ of Indian women’s cricket, she is the second highest run scorer women’s cricketer to score 5,500 runs mark in ODIs. She was awarded ‘Arjuna’ award by Indian Govt in 2003 and ‘Padma Shri’ in 2015 and first Indian women cricketer as captain for three formats of cricket(ODIs, Test, T20).
Mithali Raj Respected with Arjuna Award and Padma Shri
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Personal & Early Life
Mithali Dorai Raj was born on 3 December 1982 (age 34) in Tamil family in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, His Father Dorai Raj was an Indian Air force officer and his mother Leela Raj is a housewife. She lives in Hyderabad, Telangana. She did her schooling at St. Johns school, Hyderabad.
Hobbies – Gymming, Dancing, Reading Books
Mithali Raj Height – 5.4′ (approx)
Mithali Raj Family
In her school days, she used to go to practice along with her elder brother Mithun Raj. Mithali practiced in Keyes Girls High School, Secunderabad frequently playing male cricketers in the nets. She has been the classical dance for eight years and she quit dance to pursue her cricket career.
Mithali Raj husband
She was not married yet as she was very passionate about cricket
Mithali in Practice Session in Nets
Indian Women Team with Dhoni
At the age of 10 Mithali started playing cricket and at the age of 17, she got selected for the Indian team. In the year 1999, she played her debut ODI against Ireland at Milton Keynes.
Mithali in Traditional Look
Mithali Raj Launching book at Hyderabad
Mithali made his first test debut at Lucknow in 14th January 2002 against England and made ODI debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored an unbeaten century (114*). T20 debut against England in August 2006 at Derby.
Mithali Raj against England in a Test Match
Mithali in Natwest ODI
On 17 August 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of world’s highest individual Test score of 209*, scoring a new high of 214 against England in the second and final Test at County Ground, Taunton. The record has since been surpassed by Kiran Baluch of Pakistan who scored 242 against West Indies in March 2004.
Mithali Gets Top Women’s Player Award
In 2005 She led the Indian team to first world cup finals where India lost to Australia.
2006 she led the side to their first ever Test and series victory in England and wrapped up the year winning the Asia Cup – the second time in 12 months – without losing a single game. In addition to her ability with the bat, Mithali rolls her arm over bowling leg-spinners and providing variety to the attack.
Mithali in a Press Conference
At the 2013 Women’s World Cup, Mithali Raj starred as the No.1 Cricketer in the ODI chart among women.
In February 2017, she became the second player to make 5,614 runs in ODIs. She’s 378 runs away from overtaking Charlotte Edwards who sits atop the all-time highest run-getters’ list in the format. Raj most matches captained player for India in ODI and T20I
Mithali Raj Six Sixes
Mithali had not hit 6 sixes in six balls it’s just a fake news which BCC Board also blocked videos regarding it
M Raj in T20
Till date, she had played 10 Test, 172 ODI, and 63 T20 Matches among them 55 matches as Test captain, 56 ODI and 9 T20, now Harmanpreet Kaur undertaken the Capatency responsibilities for T20
Mithali Raj with Indian Women Team
India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has improved one place to reach the second spot in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for Women. Australia’s Meg Lanning continued her stay at the top of the table.
Mithali Raj started playing for Railways in 2006 till-date
Batting Style – Right-handed
Bowling Style – Right-arm leg break
Mithali Raj Padding up for Batting
ODI – 100’s – 5, 50’s – 43, HS 214 vs England Women
Test – 100’s – 1, 50’s – 4, HS 114* vs Ireland Women
T20 – 100’s – 0, 50’s – 10, HS 73* vs Srilanka Women
For more Career statistics ESPN Cricinfo