16 Facts About Mithali Raj

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Mithali Dorai Raj was born on 3 December 1982 and is an Indian cricketer and a former captain of the India women's national cricket team from 2004 to 2022.

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Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and is considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

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Mithali Raj is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World in 2017, Arjuna Award in 2003, the Padma Shri in 2015, and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2021.

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In July 2021, Mithali Raj became the leading run-scorer in women's international cricket, surpassing Charlotte Edwards' previous record of 10,273 runs.

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5.

On 8 June 2022, Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all formats of international cricket.

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Mithali Raj was born on 3 December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

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Mithali Raj'sfather, Dorai Raj, is a Tamilian, who was an Airman in the Indian Air Force.

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Mithali Raj has played all three cricket formats for India: Test, One Day and T20.

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Mithali Raj was ill with typhoid during the CricInfo Women's World Cup in 2002, seriously hampering the performance of India.

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10.

At the 2013 Women's World Cup, Mithali Raj was the No 1 Cricketer in the ODI chart among women.

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11.

Mithali Raj is the first player to captain most matches for India in ODI and T20I.

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In November 2020, Mithali Raj was nominated for the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade, and the award for women's ODI cricketer of the decade.

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On 8 June 2022, Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all formats of International cricket.

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14.

Mithali Raj was appointed batting consultant for India women's national cricket team, and had played as a player-coach.

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15.

Mithali Raj was involved in controversy with cricket management due to her attitude towards the game during the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.

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16.

Powar, in turn, criticized Mithali Raj for threatening to retire from cricket when asked to play down the batting order.

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