Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj biography, wiki, age, affairs, husband, caste, religion, education, net worth & more

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NameMithali Raj
Full NameMithali Dorai Raj
Lady Sachin
ProfessionFormer Indian Woman Cricketer
Major teamsIndia (1999-2022)
Railways (2000-2022)
Velocity (2019-2022)
Supernovas (2018)
Air India (1999-2000)
Andhra (1996-1999)
Date of BirthDecember 3, 1982
Age (In 2024)41 Years 4 Month(s) 11 Days
Birth PlaceJodhpur, Rajasthan, India
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Mother TongueTamil
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5ft 4in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
FatherDorai Raj
MotherLeela Raj
mithali raj with her parents dorai raj and leela raj
Brother(s)Mithun Raj
Other Relative(s)
Niece(s)Anaga Raj
Cricket Information
Playing roleTop-order batter
Batting styleRight-handed bat
Bowling styleRight-arm offbreak
Coach/MentorSampath Kumar
Jyoti Prasad
Test debutJanuary 14, 2002 vs England
Last TestSeptember 30, 2021 vs Australia
ODI debutJune 26, 1999 vs Ireland
Last ODIMarch 27, 2022 vs South Africa
T20I debutAugust 5, 2006 vs England
Last T20IMarch 9, 2019 vs England
Education Details
SchoolKasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women, Secunderabad
Keyes High School for Girls, Hyderabad
CollegeDid Not Attend
Educational Qualification12th Standard
Contact/Social Media Details (905k followers) (4.4m followers) (1.6m followers)
Email[email protected]
Other Details
AwardsMajor Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, 2021
Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World, 2017
Vogue Sportsperson of the Year, 2017
Padma Shri, 2015
Arjuna Award, 2003
Alternate namesMitali Raj
HobbiesReading books, Swimming
Signaturemithali raj signature
Family Picture
mithali raj family picture
Mithali Raj is a former indian woman cricketer who played for india from 1999 to 2022. She played as a right-handed batter and was the captain of indian women cricket team between 2004 and 2022. She is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and is considered to be one of the greatest female cricketers ever.
Mithali Raj was born on December 3, 1982 in a Tamil family to Dorai Raj and Leela Raj in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. She has an elder brother named Mithun Raj.
Her father, Dorai Raj was an Airman (Warrant Officer) in the Indian Air Force.
She attended Keyes High School for Girls in Hyderabad and completed intermediate from Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women in Secunderabad.
Mithali used to accompany her elder brother Mithun Raj to his cricket coaching class at St John's Academy and while other boys practiced, coach Jyoti Prasad would play cricket with the 6 year old Mithali. Jyoti Prasad recognized Mithali's natual cricketing talent and suggested her father to start concentrating on Mithali's cricket career and introduced him to Sampath Kumar, who was coach at National Institute of Sports.

Thereafter, Mithali started taking cricket coaching at Sampath Kumar's girl's cricket club "Sports Glory" where Sampath was so much impressed with her cricketing skills that he called her parents and said, "She is playing-for-the-country material. I, as a coach, I can take the challenge. But as parents, I need you guys also then only we can work on it… I will want her to play for the country when she’s 14 years. Sachin Tendulkar had a record. So why not we make this girl?".
At the age of just 9 years, Mithali became the youngest player to play for the state in the sub-juniors tournament.
She made her WODI debut on 26 June 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored 114 runs without getting dismissed.
She made her Test debut against England in Lucknow on 14 January 2002. She was out on a duck in her debut test match.
On 17 August 2002, she broke Karen Rolton's record of highest individual Test score of 209 runs by scoring 214 runs against England in her third test match. The record has since been surpassed by Kiran Baluch of Pakistan who scored 242 against West Indies in March 2004.
In 2005, Mithali was appointed as the permanent captain of Indian Team.
In July 2017, she became the highest run scorer in Women's ODIs, surpassing Charlotte Edwards's tally of 5992 runs.
During the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, Raj made a record for most consecutive fifties in WODIs by scoring 7 consecutive half-centuries.
In September 2017, she appeared on the Kaun Banega Crorepati show.
mithali raj with amitabh bachchan on the sets of kaun banega crorepati
In October 2017, she appeared on the cover page of Vogue India Magazine along with Shah Rukh Khan and Nita Ambani.
mithali raj on vogue india magazine cover
During 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, she became the first player from India (male or female) to score 2000 runs in T20Is, and also became the first woman cricketer to reach 2000 WT20I runs.
During the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20, she was in a controversy with cricket management after she accused the coach Ramesh Powar and BCCI COA member Diana Edulji in a letter to BCCI of bias, humiliation at not including her in the T20 world cup semifinals. In his response, Ramesh Powar accused her of 'blackmailing and pressurising coaches' by threatening to retire from the game of the cricket when asked to play down the batting order. Powar further said, "despite being a senior player in the team she puts in minimum inputs in team meetings. She could not understand & adapt to the team plan. She ignored her role and batted for own milestones. Lack of keeping the momentum going which was putting extra pressure on other batters."

Her relationship with the T20 team's captain Harmanpreet Kaur is also said to be strained by this episode. But the two have reconciled after reappointment of Ramesh Powar as Head Coach of the Indian women's cricket team in May 2021.
Raj became the first woman cricketer to play in 200 ODI matches during India's series against New Zealand Women on 1 February 2019.
On 3 September 2019, Raj retired from T20Is to focus on ODI cricket.
In 2019, she became the first woman cricketer to complete 20 years in international cricket.
In March 2021, Mithali became the second woman cricketer in the world and first indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 runs in international cricket.
On 3 July 2021, she became the leading run-scorer in women's international cricket, going past Charlotte Edwards's previous record of 10,273 runs.
On 26th May 2021, Mithali tweeted few pictures of her father, Dorai Raj in which he is seen distributing essential commodities and some money to the needy auto drivers during covid times. However, she also trolled her father for not wearing the mask properly. 1
She has played for the Supernovas and Velocity in the Women's T20 Challenge.
Mithali is nicknamed "Lady Tendulkar" of Indian Women's cricket.
She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
A biopic titled "Shabaash Mithu" on the journey of Mithali Raj released on 15 July 2022. Actress Taapsee Pannu played the role of Mithali Raj in the biopic directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
shabaash mithu
Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all formats of international cricket on 8 June 2022.
Mithali, who is almost 40 years old now but is still unmarried. In an interview with Mid-Day in 2018, a fan asked Mithali whether thoughts of marriage crossed her mind. She replied, "It used to [cross my mind] long time back, when I was very young. But it doesn't cross now when I see married people. I am very happy being single." 2

She revealed in an interview with Sportskeeda in 2013 that she had been in relationships before but at the moment she is single and her focus is on doing well at the World Cup. 3

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