Mithali Raj Born December 3, 1982, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is an Indian right-handed batter. Currently, captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team in Tests and ODIs. She is often regarded as one of the best female cricket players in the world to take female cricket to the top level. She is the only female cricket player in the world to score over 10,000 runs in international competitions matches. She is also known as “Lady Sachin Tendurker” with a cricket record. She is the first female cricket player to finish 20 years in international cricket.
About Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj Education and Early Life
Mithali attended Keyes Girls’ High School in Secunderabad. She went further studies at Kasturba Junior College. Mithali visited his academy with her brother Mithun. Mithun coach Jyoti Prasad saw her playing on the field. After a while, he claimed that Mithali’s parents would take her daughter to Sampath Kumar’s female cricket Sports Glory Club. She started cricket training at school.
Under the guidance of Sampath, Mithali became the youngest player to star in a sub-junior tournament at the age of nine. Mithali joined the Indian team at the age of 17. Two years later, in the final test in England at the age of 19, she scored a whopping 214 against the England national team and emerged as the most promising and talented batter, Taunton.
It was just the beginning of a new star. Since then, Mitali hasn’t looked back. Also known as “Lady Sachin” for her great competitiveness, she is the best scorer in women’s international cricket.
|Full Name||Mithali Raj Dorai|
|Date of Birth||3 December 1982|
|Parent||Dorai Raj, Leela Raj|
|Mithali Raj Husband||Unmarried|
|Bowling Style||Over bowling leg-spinners|
|ODI Debut||26 June 1999 v Ireland|
|Test Debut||14 January 2002 v England|
|Captain||Indian women cricket team|
|Teams Played for||India Women Supernovas, India Women Blue, Velocity|
|Playing Position||Top-order batter|
|ICC Rankings||8 (ODI) (As of June 2021)|
|T 20 Debut||5 August 2006 v England|
Mithali Raj Cricket Success
In 1997, at the Women’s Cricket World Cup, Mithali Raj was named one of the leading players at the age of 14 but failed to advance to the finals. Raj made her one-day international debut against Ireland in 1999 at Milton Keynes, two years later.
What impressed her most about her debut was that her large scored 114 runs and was undefeated. Her test debut soon followed the 2001-02 season with South Africa in India. She didn’t look back after that.
On August 17th of that season, Raj broke the world record with the highest personal score in the women’s test. At the age of 19, she set a huge 214runs record against England in her third test, breaking the world’s highest individual test record of 209 * by Karen Rolton. This record was broken by Pakistan’s Kiran Baluch, who was hit 242 against the West Indies in March 2004, two years later.
Mithali Raj World Cup Success in 2005
At the age of 19 in 2002, Mithali set a new individual test record with 214 runs against England. She was left out of the World Cup national team in 2002 because of her health. In 2003 she was honored with Arjuna Award.
Over time, Mithali proved to be India’s most promising player. Mithali led India to the 2005 World Cup final but lost to Australia in the final. That same year, India won a test series with England. The Indian team also won the Asian Cup that same year.
When acting in a less encouraging atmosphere, the qualities of a true athlete are emphasized. And Mithali Raj did just that. Seeing her team decimate to 127-4, the burning batter recorded an undefeated 91 *, helping India reach a total of 204 defendable.
However, in the final against Australia’s table topper, India’s batting weakened again, chasing 215 and ending at 117.
The success of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup
India and Mithali Raj, who have been disappointed in previous competitions, needed to prove at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Unlike before, this time the team had a lot of talented young people working on procedures.
In the final match against New Zealand, Mithali Raj scored a huge 109 points, helping India set a respectable 265/7 record.
The women’s national team then defeated Blackcaps in just 79runs, winning the World Cup’s biggest victory with 187 runs and advancing to the semi-finals. as it happens, it was also the lowest score in New Zealand. This is where the team lost to England by 9 runs.
Indian women, who beat Australia by 36 runs in the semi-finals, marched to win the World Cup Trophy, that had eluded them for so long.
Their rapid development has attracted national attention. In the spectacular finale, India succeeded in limiting the host country England to a total of 228 achievable.
However, In the second innings, Raj comes out disappointingly with a run-out after scoring just 17 runs. Opener Poonam Raut played a brave match with 86 runs, India would go on to heartbreakingly lose by only 8 runs. In December 2017, Mithali Raj was included in the ICC Women’s ODI team list this year.
Mithali Raj Family
Mithali is a Tamilian born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Her father Dorai Raj was an Indian Air Force officer and her mother Leela Raj, she is a housewife who didn’t like the sport very much, but she always supported her daughter’s sports career. Mithali has a brother named Mithun Raj. She started playing cricket with her brother when she was a student.
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|
Achievements of Mithali Raj
- In 1999, she scored 114 runs (not out) in her one-day international debut against Ireland.
- She holds the individual top record for an Indian Woman cricket player in a World Cup match. She scored 91 out of 104 balls against New Zealand at the 2005 Women’s World Cup.
- Mithali was number 1 in the world ranking. 1 cricketer in the ODI chart at the Women’s World Cup 2013.
- She became the first player to score 6000 runs in the 2017 Women’s ODI.
- In late 2017 she was selected to the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year.
Mithali Raj Retires from International Cricket
Mithali Raj, the Captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has retired from the world of cricket. In her recent announcement, she thanked all supporters for their love. She is the best scorer on the Indian women’s cricket team. Now she has declared her retirement from all forms of international cricket. She used a social media account to make this announcement.
She wrote, “I feel now is the perfect time to call curtains on my playing career as the team is in the capable hands of some very talented young players and the future of Indian Cricket is bright.”
She didn’t provide specific indicators of what her plans were, but she said she would remain connected to the game. “Each time I stepped on the field; I gave my very best with the intent to help India win.
I will always cherish the opportunity given to me to represent the tricolor,” She wrote “It was an honor to have led the team for so many years. It shaped me as a person & hopefully helped shape Indian Women’s Cricket as well.
“This journey may have ended but another one beckons as I’d love to stay involved in the game I love and contribute to the growth of Women’s Cricket in India and the world over.”
Raj broke her national consciousness at the age of 16 and made her international debut, and she went undefeated 114 in ODI matches against Ireland on 26 June 1999 at Milton Keynes. She is the youngest centurion in women’s cricket of all types. This remains an unbreakable record in ODI cricket.
Mithali Raj Biopic
Mithali raj A Official Trailer for ‘Shabaash Mithu’, which was added to her Twitter account list, was released on June 20. The film is dedicated to veteran Indian star player Mithali Raj. Actress Taapsee Pannu appears to portray the role of Indian Captain Mithali Raj in the film. Mithali has been a pillar of Indian cricket for the past 20 years and has seen many ups and downs in her long career.