Mithali Raj: Empowering Women Then And Now!

She is strong and powerful!

Mithali Raj is the latest Captain Cool of Indian cricket. Mithali made the world sit up and watch women’s cricket as she led India to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup finals for the second time in England in July. She made certain that everyone took notice of the women’s league of cricket with equal respect given to its counterpart.

Mithali Raj is a cricket prodigy who leads the Women in Blue from the helm. At the age of 10, Mithali represented the State at the Under 16 tournament. What began from there was a fuelling tryst in the sport of cricket. Mithali scored a marvellous 114 runs in her debut at the One Day International in 1999 against Ireland.   Mithali Raj at 19 emerged as one of India’s most capable batsmen with an impressive 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton, breaking the record of the world’s highest individual test score.

Without resting on past laurels, Mithali has continued to set the bar high with her trail of feats: she has scored 49 half centuries, which is the most by any international woman cricketer. This year, the tenacious skipper led India to the ICC ODI World Cup final for the second time. Here, she fronted her 6th ODI hundred, hitting the 6000-run mark.

Through this edition of the World Cup, she has outdone herself, becoming the third highest run-scorer of the series and turning the spotlight on Indian Women’s Cricket. Mithali Raj is a phenomenal sportswoman and who has been empowering fellow women of the country with headline-earning accomplishments.


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