Mithali Raj Biography: Age, Early Life, Sports Career, Stats, Cricket Records, Everything Check here

Publish Date: 02 Dec, 2021
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Mithali Raj Biography: 

Mithali Raj is the captain of the Test and One Day Indian women's cricket team. She is considered one of the greatest female batsmen of cricket, who is the highest run-scorer in international cricket, and she is the only woman to have scored more than 6,000 runs in ODIs. She is the first female player to score seven consecutive half-centuries. Mithali Raj is the first captain for India (both men's and women's) to reach the ICC ODI World Cup final twice in 2005 and 2017. His life is being shown here.


Mithali Raj Birth And Family 

Mithali Raj was born on 3 December 1982 in a Tamil family in the city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Mithali Raj's father's name is Doraj Raj. Mithali Raj's mother's name is Leela Raj. Mithali Raj's family is from Andhra Pradesh. Mithali Raj's father has been an Indian Air Force officer. Mithali Raj is not married yet.


Mithali Raj may be one of the best cricketers in the world today, but Mithali Raj was very fond of dance in her childhood. Mithali Raj has learned classical dance for eight years. sHe has also done many stage shows. Although Mithali Raj used to play cricket along with dance. Mithali has also taken cricket coaching along with her brother at St. John's School, Hyderabad. Mithali often used to play cricket with the boys. Due to playing cricket, Mithali could not pay attention to dance. In such a situation, one day her dance guru asked Mithali to focus on one thing between cricket and dance and Mithali chose cricket to make her career.


Mithali Raj Cricket/Sports Career

Mithali Raj started her international cricket career in the year 1999. sHe was selected in the Indian cricket team to play against Ireland. Mithali made a great debut in international cricket by scoring a century against Ireland in her very first match. Mithali Raj made her Test debut in the year 2001 – 02 against South Africa. Mithali Raj made the record for the most runs in Tests by scoring 214 runs in the third Test match of her career at the age of just 19.


Mithali Raj performed one after the other in her cricket career, after which Mithali was given the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. Mithali Raj captained the Indian cricket team in the 2005 ODI World Cup and led the team to the final of the World Cup under her captaincy. After this, under the captaincy of Mithali Raj, the Indian cricket team defeated England in the Test series at her home. Mithali Raj secured the first place in the rankings released by the ICC in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 on the basis of her excellent game. Under the captaincy of Mithali Raj, the Indian cricket team has also traveled till the final in the 2017 World Cup.


Mithali Raj Career Statistics/Stats 

Mithali Raj has scored 7098 runs in 193 innings of 214 ODI cricket matches at an average of 51.06. During this his high score has been 125 runs.


Mithali Raj has scored 663 runs in 16 innings of 10 test cricket matches at an average of 51.00. During this his high score has been 214 runs.


Mithali Raj has scored 2364 runs in 84 innings of 89 T20 cricket matches at an average of 37.52. During this his high score has been 97 runs.

 

Mithali Raj Awards

Mithali Raj was honored with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in the year 2003.


Mithali Raj was honored with Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2015.



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