Have you heard so much about Mithali Raj and wondered who she is and why she is so popular? In this article, we will bring you an overview of who Mithali Raj is and Why she is so popular.
Who Is Mithali Raj?
Mithali Dorai Raj is a former Indian cricketer who captained the Indian women’s national cricket team in Test and ODI matches.
She bats right-handed in the high middle order and bowls right-arm leg breaks on occasion. Raj is the all-time leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket and is regarded as one of the finest female cricketers of all time.
She owns multiple international cricket records. She is the first and only female cricketer to score 7,000 runs in Women’s One Day International matches.
She is the only player in ODI history to hit seven straight 50s. Raj also holds the record for the most WODI half-centuries.
She became the first player from India (male or female) to achieve 2000 runs in T20Is and the first woman cricketer to register 2000 WT20I runs during the 2018 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in June 2018.
Raj became the leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket in the third WODI against England in July 2021. Charlotte Edwards’ previous record of 10,273 runs was broken.
Raj confirmed her retirement from all formats of international cricket on June 8, 2022.
Why Is Mithali Raj Popular?
Mithali Raj is so popular because of the records she was able to break and set during her career as an Indian cricketer who captained the Indian women’s national cricket team in Test and ODI matches.