Mithali Raj is female Indian cricketer and caption of Indian Women’s Cricket Team. Her full name is ‘Mithali Dorai Raj’. She considered as one of the greatest bats-women in the history of cricket. Mithali is also known as the ‘Lady Sachin’ by her fans. She is the highest run scorer in the women’s international cricket. Moreover, Mithali became the first player from India to score 2000 runs in T20. She received many honors and award including Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award from the Indian Government. Here are some more details about Mithali Raj Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Husband, Boyfriend, Awards, Records, Photos & much more.
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|Real Name:||Mithali Dorai Raj|
|Known Name:||Mithali Raj|
|Nick Name:||Lady Sachin|
|Famous/Known for:||1. Caption of Indian Women Cricket Team
2. Highest run scorer in women's international cricket
|Age:||36 years (in 2019)|
|Date of Birth/DOB/Born:||3 December 1982|
|Birthplace:||Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 163 cm
in meter: 1.63 m
in feet inches: 5' 4"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilogram: 56 Kg
in pound: 124 lbs
|Jersey Number:||#3 (India)|
|Coach/Mentor:||1. Jyothi Prasad
2. Sampath Kumar
3. Vinod Sharma
4. R.S.R. Murthy
|Batting Style:||Right Hand|
|Favorite Shot:||Cover Drive|
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
|Current Residence:||Not Known|
|Education Qualification:||12th Standerd|
|School:||Keyes High School for Girls|
|College:||Kasturba Gandhi Junior College|
|Favorite Actor:||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favorite Actress:||Priyanka Chopra|
|Favorite Food:||Thick Curd Rice|
|Most liked Danceform:||Bharata Natyam|
|Favorite Cricketer:||Michael Clarke|
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Mithali Raj was born into a Tamil family of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. She is one of the popular cricket women in the history of cricket. Mithali is known for her highest score record in an international cricket match. Moreover, She is the team caption of Indian Women Cricket Team.
Mithali was very interested in cricket from her childhood. She used to play cricket with her brother Mithun Initially. In school, she also used to play with the male cricketer. In her childhood, Her brother Mithun’s coach Jyothi Prasad often used to play a side game of cricket with 6 years old Mithali Raj. Jyothi Prasad recognized her skills and suggested her father concentrate on child girl instead of his son.
She joined the Sampath Kumar’s girls’ cricket Sports Glory Club for about two months. Sampath Kumar impressed with her cricket skills and decided to take her skills at the next level. Under the guidance of him, Mithali was selected to play for the state in the sub-juniors tournament at the age of 9. After that, She selected for the juniors and the senior team successfully.
In 1997 World Cup, i=Mithali Raj was selected as the probable. She made her first ODI debut when she was 17 years old. In 2018, Mithali became the first highest scorer women in women’s international cricket. She is the only player (male or female) to captained India more than one ICC ODI World Cup. Also, She became the first women to play in 200 ODI matches. Moreover, Mithali was awarded several times by the Governments of India.
Mithali Raj Family, Husband, Boyfriend & Marriage
Mithali Raj was born on 3 December 1982 into the Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Her father Dorai Raj was the warrant officer in the Indian Air Force. Her father worked at Andhra Bank after the retirement. Mithali’s mother’s name is Leela Raj and has worked with the engineering instruments division of Lawrence and Mayo. Mithali Raj belongs to the Tamil Family. She has one elder brother with whom she used to play cricket in school days. Her brother’s name is Mithun Raj. Mithali’s family believes in Hinduism and holds Indian nationality.
Mithali Raj is not married yet. She is single by relationship status. There is no information available about her boyfriend, husband or an affair.
Mithali was born into a middle-class family of Jodhpur, She did her schooling from the Keyes High School for Girls in Secunderabad. After schooling, She did intermediate graduation from the Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for women in West Marredpally. She started playing cricket professionally from the age of 9.
Mithali always used to play cricket with her brother Mithun since childhood. She also used to play with her brother’s coach Jyothi Prasad when she was just 6 years old. She became fond of cricket by accompanying her elder brother, Mithun to his 6 am cricket coaching class at St. John’s Academy.
First-time coach Jyothi Prasad recognized her cricket skills and suggested her parents concentrate on her. He also suggested them to join National Institute of Sports coach named Sampath Kumar. So, Mithali Raj joined the Sampath Kumar’s girls’ cricket sports glory club for about to months when he noticed her.
Sampath Kumar was so impressed that. He called her parents and said, “This girl is good, I am planning to play her for the country”. Initially, Mithali’s parents didn’t take it seriously. But later they supported her. Under the mentorship of Sampath Kumar, She was selected to play for the state in the state juniors tournament and became youngest to do so.
The First time, Mithali played cricket outside of her hometown when she was selected for the sub-juniors. She traveled the whole country for the matches. Mithali selected for the juniors and senior teams successfully. In 1997’s Cricket World Cup, She was selected as the probable player when she was just 14. However, she couldn’t make it to the team.
After the World Cup, She started representing on the domestic scene first Air-India and then The Indian railway. She made her One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and made 114 runs unbeaten. Moreover, She made her first debut in Test against Africa and in Lucknow. Also,
In 2005, Mithali Raj led the Indian team to the finals in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. That time the Indian team lost to Australia. Next year, Mithali led the team to their first ever test and series victory and wrap up the year winning the Aisa Cup.
She was performing well following the years. At 2013, Women’s World Cup, Mithali Raj was the No.1 cricket women in the ODI chart among all the players around the world.
In February 2017, Raj became the second player to score 5,500 runs in WODIs. She broke the record and became the first player to score 6,000 runs in WODIs,
In 2017, Mithali Raj led Indian Women Cricket team to the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine years. She named as one of the players in the ICC women’s ODI team of the year. In February 2019, during India’s series against New Zealand Women, Mithali Raj became the first woman to play in 200 ODI matches.
Awards & Honors
- Mithali received Arjuna Award in 2003 by from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam by Government of India.
- In 2015, She received India’s Fourth Highest Civilian Award from “Padma Shri” from the Indian president Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.
- The same year of 2015, Raj received Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Year.
- In 2017, Mithali Raj received Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award at the Radiant Wellness Conclave, Chennai
- She also declared as the Vogue Sports Person of the Year at Vogue’s 10th Anniversary.
- Mithali also listed on BBC 100 Women List 2017.
- During the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Mithali got involved in a controversy with cricket management. She accused the coach Ramesh Powar and BCCI COA member Diana Edulji in a letter to BCCI for being biased against her. However, in reply, Power dismissed her claims and accused her of ‘blackmailing and pressuring coaches’.
- Mithali’s relationship with the T20 team’s caption Harmanpreet Kaur is also said to be strained.
Some interesting things about Mithali Raj
Does cricketer Mithali smokes?: No
Does cricketer Mithali Raj drinks alcohol?: Yes
On 17 August 2002, At the age of 19, She broke the Karen Rolton’s record of world’s highest individual test score of 209* with the new record of 214.
She also appeared in many popular television shows as a guest including in Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Mithali also endorsed many popular brands like Xiaomi Mobiles, Vaseline, IODEX, Lia Agarbathi and Australian Diamonds.
Mithali is an avid reader and used to read a book in free time, One of her favorite books is Jalaluddin Rumi on Life Essentials.
During the 2017 World Cup, She scored 100s: 1, and 50s: 4 and 50s:50 with best balling of 3/4 in ODIs and 50s: 10 in T20s.
Before taking up to cricket, Mithali was a classical dancer. She learned Bharatnatyam and wanted to grow in that field.
On her debut, Mithali Raj was just 16 years and 250 days old. She is the youngest female cricketer to score a hundred on her debut.
Mithali was also named in India’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s Worldcup Twenty 20 tournament in the West Indies.
In 2017, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures acquired the rights to make a biopic on her life. When she asked for her choice to play the lead in the film, Mithali said that ‘I think Priyanka Chopra will be a great choice’.
In 2019, Mithali appeared as the guest in comedy show named ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’
She is active on social media networking profiles like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She used to post photos on her social media. Mithali Raj has huge numbers of fan followers on her online profiles.