Mithali Raj : The Record Maker Of Indian Women Cricket

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Born on 3rd Dec 1982, Mithali Dorai Raj is an Indian woman cricketer and the captain of India’s women 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!

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NameMithali Raj
Age35 years
Height5’4
HometownJodhpur, Rajasthan
SportCricket
Personal Bests1st Indian woman cricketer and 5th in the world to complete 1000 world cup runs.

Mithali Raj Net worth

According to finapp website, her estimated net worth is 1 million dollars which comprise of the following:

Estimated Net WorthRs.4.2 Crores
ODI Match FeeRs.100,000
Test Match FeeRs.1,50,000
Luxury Cars –02Rs.80,00,000

She owns a BMW and her house is worth 2.2 crores as of now. She bought this house in the year 2012 in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Mithali Raj Biography

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 itself.

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.

Mithali Raj Family

Mithali is a Tamilian. Her father, Dorai Raj was in the Indian Air Force and her mother’s name is Leela Raj who was not very fond of this sport but was always supportive of her daughter’s career. Mithali has a brother, Mithun Raj. Interestingly enough, Raj is still unmarried.

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Mithali with her parents (Source: newsmobile)

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 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 Awards

  • Arjuna Award: 2003
  • Padma Shri: 2015
  • Vogue Sportsperson of the year: 2017
Mithali Raj at KreedOn
Source: cricketcountry

Mithali Raj News

Earlier this year, Mithali became the first Indian Woman batter to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. This record was created while playing against Sri Lanka at the Women’s Asia CupT20.

Amrita is a content writer/editor and social media manager at KreedOn. Amrita looks after the content creation and marketing of the website. Her love for sports made her join this organization where her intention is to help every athlete get the recognition they deserve through her profession. Amrita started writing when only sketching cartoons at the back of her notebook seemed a little too vague for a school pass out.

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