Mithali Raj (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Biography, Weight, Family, Career, Cast, Net worth, Husband Name, Jersey Number, Awards, Retirement, Salary, Marriage & More.
Mithali Raj is an Indian cricketer and ODI captain of the Indian Women’s National cricket team. She is a right-hand opening batter.
|Real Name||Mithali Dorai Raj|
|Date of Birth||03 December 1982|
|Age (as in 2021)||39 years old|
|Birth Place||Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India|
|Family||Father: Dorai Raj|
Mother: Leela Raj
Siblings: Mithun Raj (brother)
|Home Town||Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India|
Birth & Early Life
Mithali was born o 3rd December 1982 in Rajasthan India. Her father is an IAF Officer and her mother is an instrumental engineer. Mithali became fond of cricket after enrolling with her brother for training at St John’s Academy. Her skill was recognized by her coach at the academy and she encouraged Mithali’s parents to train her at the National Institute of Sports.
Education & More
|School||Keyes High School for Girls, Secunderabad|
|College||Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women, Secunderabad|
|Awards||Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World|
At the age of 9, she began playing for the state at the sub-juniors tournament and became the youngest one to do so. Her performance got her promoted to the junior and senior teams. She was selected for the Indian squad for the 1997 World Cup but did not make an appearance. At the age of 17, Mithali made her ODI debut in England and scored 114 runs against Ireland.
In 2002, she played a test match against England and broke Karen Rolton’s record of the world’s highest individual score, scoring 214 runs. In 2005, she played for the team and led them to the finals of the World Cup only to lose against Australia. In 2006, Mithali helped her team achieve their first-ever victory in the Test Series, England.
In 2013, Mithali ranked as the No. 1 cricketer in the ODI chart. In 2017, she became the second player to score above 5000 runs in WODIs. She also led the Indian team to the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. The team lost to England by 9 runs. In 2018, she was selected for the squad to play at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament, West Indies. In 2019, Mithali retired from T20I cricket. However, she never stopped working to bring the World Cup to her country.
In the same year, she was appointed as the batting consultant for India Women’s national cricket team. In 2020, she was nominated for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the decade. In 2021, Mithali was named the captain of the India Test squad for the one-off against England.
|Playing Style||Top-order batter|
|International Debut||WTEST: 14 – 17, January 2002 against England Women.|
WODI: 26 June 1999 against Ire Women.
WT20I: August 05, 2006, against ENG Women.
|Retirement|| WTEST: Not Yet.|
WODI: Not Yet.
WT20I: On 3 September 2019 from T20 Internationals.
|Teams||Air India Women, Velocity, India Blue Women, India Women, Asia Women XI|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Records||3rd in Longest Career.|
3rd in Youngest Captain.
1st in Youngest player to score a double hundred.
1st in Youngest player to score a hundred.
2nd in fastest to 2000 runs.
1st in Highest career batting average (37.52)
|Best Record||The highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket|
|Coach/ Mentor||Ashwani Kumar|
Personal Life & More
Pooja’s Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Her net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
|Net worth||$5 M approx|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||5 feet 4 inches|
Some Important Facts About Mithali Raj
- Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in women’s cricket.
- She is nicknamed “Lady Tendulkar of Indian Women’s cricket”.
- Mithali was the 1st and 5th woman cricketer overall to score over 1000 World Cup runs.
- She used to be a Bharatanatyam dancer.
- In 2017, she was named Vogue Sportsperson of the year.
- Mithali is the only player to have captained India in more than one ICC ODI World Cup final.
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