Indian cricketer Mithali Raj, known as Lady Sachin Tendulkar, is celebrating her 37th birthday today. Born in Jodhpur on December 3, 1982, Mithali had a dream to become a classical dancer. But you will be surprised to know how a lazy girl after making a bat not only made a career in this famous game but also made many records.
Became a master in Bharatanatyam in 10 years
Mithali herself revealed in an interview that she had a dream of becoming a classical dancer. According to Mithali, due to being born in a Tamil family, she started learning classical dance at a young age and by the age of 10 had become well versed in Bharatanatyam but destiny was no more accepted. Niyati wanted to make Mithali not a classical dancer but a cricketer Remember not only India but everyone in the world. Mithali was supported by her father in this work.
Such a lazy girl became a great female cricketer
Being lazy since childhood, Mithali's father Dorai Raj wanted to teach him to be in discipline so that he would become active. In such a situation, he asked Mithali to play cricket. Adhering to his father, Mithali left classical dance and started playing cricket at the age of 10. While practicing cricket with boys in school, Mithali joined the Indian team at the age of 17, after which she did not look back and earned her name in cricket.
Records of Mithali
Mithali scored the highest individual score (91 not out 104 runs, including 9 fours) in the Women's World Cup match which was the highest run by an Indian female cricketer. She did this against New Zealand in the Women's World Cup 2005. However, Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur beat Mithali by scoring a century (107 off 109 balls) in the second match of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 against England.
Mithali is called the Lady Tendulkar of Indian women's cricket because she is currently the leading run-scorer for India in all formats including Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
During the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, Mithali set her record for the most consecutive fifties by scoring her 7th consecutive half-century.
Mithali is the first Indian and 5th female cricketer to have scored more than 1,000 runs in the World Cup.
Along with this, Mithali's name is also the record for a team to play the most number of women's ODIs in a row.
Awards and honors
2003 Arjuna Award
2015 Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian award
Received Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award in 2017 at Radiant Wellness Conclave, Chennai
Vogue Sportsperson of the Year Found on Vogue's 10th Anniversary in 2017
2017 bbc 100 women's list 2017