Mithali Dorai Raj
Mithali Raj has been around in the women circuit for a while now and she has been an inspiration for her team mates as well as young girls around the country who aspire of being a women cricketer. Mithali Raj was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan but soon migrated to Hyderabad as her father got transfered their. Mithali is one of those Indian female cricketers who have played both Test and limited overs cricket. Mithali is the leading run scorer in Women ODI’s with 6,373 runs at an average of 50.18. She has appeared in 10 Test matches and scored 663 runs at an average of 51 with 214 being her highest score.
|Height (approx.):||163 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||54 kg|
|Date of Birth:||3rd December 1982|
|Age (as on 2018):||35 years|
|Birth Place:||Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarius|
|School:||St. Johns School, Hyderabad|
Keyes High School for girls, Secunderabad
|Father:||Dorai Raj (Indian Air Force)|
|Mother:||Leela Raj (Former Cricketer)|
|Address:||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Test:||14th Jan 2002 vs England Women at Lucknow|
|ODI:||26th Jun 1999 vs Ireland Women at Milton Keynes|
|T20:||5th August 2006 vs England Women at Derby|
|Jersey Number:||#3 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Air India Women, Asia Women XI, India Blue Women|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||Australia Women|
|Favourite Shot:||Straight Drive|
- Mithali holds the record for the second highest individual score in women Test cricket history. Shescorese 214 against English women in 2002.
- She is the highest run-getter in the history of women cricket, she achieved this feat in July 2017 eclipsing England’s Charlotte Edwards as her tally was of 5992 runs.
- Only women cricketer in the world to score 7 half-centuries on the trot in ODIs.
|Career Turning Point:|
- Her ODI debut innings of 114 runs against Ireland at Milton Keynes.
|Hobbies:||Gymming, Dancing, Reading|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Michael Clarke and Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Cricket Commentator:||Nasser Hussain|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Soan Papdi|
|Favourite Actors/ Actresses:||Shahrukh Khan|
|Favourite Book:||Australia You Little Beauty: Inside Test Cricket’s Dream Team by Justin Langer and Rupert Wainwright|
|Cars Collection:||BMW, Ford|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Test Fee:||Rs. 1.5 lakh|
|ODI Fee:||Rs. 1 lakh|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Smoking: NO
- Drinking Alcohol: Yes
- Mithali was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan but she hails from a Tamil family.
- Her hobby is dancing and it is still her first love but she had to leave it at the age of 8 years to turn his focus into cricket.
- When she was just 17, she represented India Women in an ODI against Ireland Women.
- She is a bookworm and loves reading.
- Mithali has been honoured with Padma Shri in 2015 and Arjuna Award in 2003.