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Mithali Raj 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: December 3, 1982 (age 39 years), Jodhpur, India
Full name: Mithali Dorai Raj
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Bowling: Right-arm leg break
Parents: Leela Raj, Dorai Raj
Siblings: Mithun Raj
Full Name Mithali Dorai Raj
Other Name Lady Sachin
Famous For Being the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Batting Style Right-hand
Bowling Style Legbreak
Favourite Shot Cover Drive
Date of Birth 3 December 1982
Birthplace Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Hometown Secunderabad, India
School • Keyes High School For Girls, Secunderabad
• Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women in West Marredpally (Secunderabad)
College/University Did Not Attend
Educational Qualifications 12th Standard
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Parents Father- Dorai Raj (Airman (Warrant Officer) in the Indian Air Force; thereafter, worked at Andhra Bank)
Mother- Leela Raj (worked with the engineering instruments division of Lawrence and Mayo)
Siblings Brother- Mithun Raj (elder)
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She is a Bharatanatyam dancer.
After the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures acquired the rights to make a feature film on Mithali’s life. She said “Hoping that this movie inspires more people, especially young girls to take up sports as a career.”
Shooting was scheduled to start in 2019. Mithali said “I think Priyanka Chopra will be a great choice (to play me in the biopic). Our personalities match a lot. I am not a movie buff, so I’d love the experts to do their job.”
However, finally it was decided that Taapsee Pannu would play the role of Mithali Raj in the biopic named Shabaash Mithu.
It was to be directed by Rahul Dholakia in 2020, but as filming was delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19, in June 2021, Srijit Mukherji replaced him as director. The film was released on 15 July 2022.
The movie was a financial disaster, earning only rupees 2.88 crore from a budget of 30.0 crore.
The third edition of “Global Indians 2022” was published by Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited on the life of Mithali Raj along with 25 other notable personalities. The first copy of the book was presented to the Vice President of India Sri Venkaiah Naidu.
Mithali Raj was born on 3 December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Her father Dorai Raj is a Tamilian, who was an Airman (Warrant Officer) in the Indian Air Force, and her mother is Leela Raj. Mithali started to play the game at age of 10.
She lives in Hyderabad, Telangana. She attended Keyes High School for Girls in Hyderabad. She attended Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women in Secunderabad for her intermediate studies.
She started receiving cricket coaching in her school days along with her elder brother.
Mithali was born into a Tamil Family in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur; where her father, Dorai Raj, was on his last Indian Air Force posting.
Mithali’s mother, Leela, describes her entry into Cricket as serendipitous; as she became fond of the game by accompanying her elder brother, Mithun, to his 6 am cricket coaching class at St John’s Academy.
Mithali grew up calling her elder brother by the north Indian nickname Bhaiya. She also grew up wanting to follow him in whatever he did.
In an interview, Mithali’s mother revealed about her that she was very lazy in her childhood who always enjoyed her sleep. However, when it was about to accompany her brother to his 6 am cricket coaching, she would give up her habit of sleeping late.
For a time pass, while Mithun and other boys practised, Mithun’s coach Jyoti Prasad would often play a side game of Cricket with the 6-year-old Mithali.
It was Jyoti Prasad who recognized Mithali’s cricketing skills and suggested to her father “Instead of concentrating on your son, I think it’s better you start concentrating on the girl.”
Prasad also suggested Mithali’s parents a National Institute of Sports coach named Sampath Kumar.
Thereafter, Mithali ventured into Sampath Kumar’s girls’ cricket Sports Glory Club for about two months when he noticed her.
Soon, Sampath Kumar became so impressed with the cricketing skills of Mithali that he called her parents and said, “this girl is good. I am planning to make her play for the country.” Initially, Mithali’s parents didn’t take Kumar seriously.
Sampath Kumar was so confident about Mithali’s game that he further said to her parents, “She is playing-for-the-country material. I, as a coach, I can take the challenge. But as parents, I need you guys also then only we can work on it…
I will want her to play for the country when she’s 14 years. Sachin Tendulkar had a record. So why not we make this girl?’”
Under the mentorship of Kumar, at barely 9, Mithali was selected to play for the state in the sub-juniors tournament and became the youngest to do so.
Mithali played her first match outside her hometown when she was chosen for the sub-juniors and was expected to travel to Jalandhar, nearly 2,000 km away.
Thereafter, Mithali went on in and out of her home for more than 15 to 20 days in a month, travelling the length and breadth of the country for matches.
After sub-juniors, Mithali went on to be selected in the junior and the senior teams; successively.
At every stage, Mithali’s parents stood behind her. Even her mother had to resign from her work so that she could better take care of her food.
When Mithali’s coach told her mother that Mithali should never travel by public transport, she drove Mithali to practice on a two-wheeler.
When the 1997 World Cup was approaching, Mithali, a tender 14, was selected as a probable. However, she couldn’t make it to the team.
Thereafter, she began representing on the domestic scene first Air-India and later the railways.
When the 17-year-old Mithali made her ODI debut at Milton Keynes, England, where she scored an unbeaten 114 against Ireland; unfortunately her coach Sampath Kumar Kumar wasn’t there to see his prediction becoming true; as he had been killed two years earlier in an accident.