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Mithali Raj Birthday: The one name that changed the picture of women’s cricket forever


Indian women cricketer Mithali Raj recently announced her retirement from all formats of cricket. She continued to represent the Indian team for 23 years.

TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Riya Kasana

Updated on: Dec 03, 2022, 6:00 AM IST

In the year 2017, the Indian women's team reached the final in the ODI World Cup where they faced England.  Then the fans saw something on the camera which was never seen before.  India's batting was going on and the captain of the team was reading a book sitting near the boundary line.  This player was none other than Mithali Raj.  That Mithali Raj who is one of the greatest batsmen not only of India but of the world.  (Getty Images)

In the year 2017, the Indian women’s team reached the final in the ODI World Cup where they faced England. Then the fans saw something on the camera which was never seen before. India’s batting was going on and the captain of the team was reading a book sitting near the boundary line. This player was none other than Mithali Raj. That Mithali Raj who is one of the greatest batsmen not only of India but of the world. (Getty Images)

  Mithali Raj recently said goodbye to her 23-year career.  Today i.e. on December 3, Mithali is turning 40.  A big credit goes to Mithali Raj for changing the picture of women's cricket in India and giving importance to it.  Know the story of his life's struggle.  (Getty Images)

Mithali Raj recently said goodbye to her 23-year career. Today i.e. on December 3, Mithali is turning 40. A big credit goes to Mithali Raj for changing the picture of women’s cricket in India and giving importance to it. Know the story of his life’s struggle. (Getty Images)

Mithali Raj used to do Bharatnatyam along with playing cricket in her childhood.  Mithali Raj's father, however, decided that his daughter would become a cricketer.  Although the level of women's cricket in India was very low at that time, Mithali was destined to write a new prayer for women's cricket.  (Getty Images)

Mithali Raj used to do Bharatnatyam along with playing cricket in her childhood. Mithali Raj’s father, however, decided that his daughter would become a cricketer. Although the level of women’s cricket in India was very low at that time, Mithali was destined to write a new prayer for women’s cricket. (Getty Images)

  Mithali Raj made her debut for India in the year 1999.  At the same time, in the year 2004, at the age of just 22, she became the captain of Team India.  After this, he not only rained runs with the bat, but also showed a new path to Team India in captaincy.  It was under his captaincy that Team India reached the final of the 2017 ODI World Cup.  Where he got defeated, but till then he wrote a new story while fighting with the board, fighting with injustice and fighting for the right to equality.  (Getty Images)

Mithali Raj made her debut for India in the year 1999. At the same time, in the year 2004, at the age of just 22, she became the captain of Team India. After this, he not only rained runs with the bat, but also showed a new path to Team India in captaincy. It was under his captaincy that Team India reached the final of the 2017 ODI World Cup. Where he got defeated, but till then he wrote a new story while fighting with the board, fighting with injustice and fighting for the right to equality. (Getty Images)

The record of scoring the most runs as a female cricketer is also in the name of Mithali Raj.  He has scored 10869 runs in 333 matches of all three formats.  He has 8 centuries and 85 half-centuries to his name.  He has played the highest innings of 214 runs in the Test.  She is the youngest cricketer to score a double century.  (Getty Images)

The record of scoring the most runs as a female cricketer is also in the name of Mithali Raj. He has scored 10869 runs in 333 matches of all three formats. He has 8 centuries and 85 half-centuries to his name. He has played the highest innings of 214 runs in the Test. She is the youngest cricketer to score a double century. (Getty Images)


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