At the official press conference held before the start of the World Cup, a journalist asked the female cricketer who is her favorite male cricketer. The answer could be Sachin, Ponting or anyone else, but here the woman cricketer posed a question to the reporter – have you ever asked this question to any male cricketer? Have you ever asked who is his favorite female cricketer?
This woman cricketer is Mithali Raj. The backbone of Indian women’s cricket. Mithali Raje, who has been playing international cricket for the last 23 years, retired from all forms of cricket at the age of 39 on Wednesday, June 8. Shared and wrote this information on Twitter – thank you for all the love and support. With all your love I look forward to my second inning. When Mithali was young, she used to go to the cricket academy with her father. Not for himself, his brother was learning to play there.
To pass the time, Mithali would pick up one of the bats lying around and start playing. Recalling her childhood days, Mithali Raje said, “I was 8-9 years old at that time. My brother’s friends and his trainers encouraged me a lot. I was allowed to hit a few shots into the net. My family has never pushed me to focus on my studies, find a job, and get married. It has always inspired me to pursue my interests. “
There is a line – ‘Padhoge-likhoge banoge nawab, kheloge-kudoge, banoge kharab…’ This clich લા line has been proved wrong by many. Mithali is also involved in it! Mithali chose cricket over reading and writing and today she has made a name for herself. Year 2000. Mithali passed 12th board exam. Inter-zonal tournaments were held during that time. It was not a warm-up match, it was a selection match. The match was to be a selection for the Women’s World Cup team in New Zealand. Mithali says that at that time her parents supported her passion. Mithali said, “I remember Papa saying – the World Cup is held once in 4 years. The board exam will also come next year. That’s why I was selected in the New Zealand team. After watching my performance in the World Cup, I was made the vice-captain of the team in just 2 years. “
An occasion should. 2017, Women’s World Cup. India vs England. India’s opener was playing at the crease. Poonam Raut and Smriti Mandhana. A picture of that match went viral on Twitter. Paid-up Indian women’s cricket captain. She is sitting waiting for her number to come, she is reading a book. She was so engrossed in reading the book that it was as if she had discovered some truth in life. Which book English translation of Rumi’s poems.
After this Mithali went to bat and she played an innings of 71 runs. This is a world record as it was Mithali’s seventh consecutive ODI half century. So far this record has not been held by any woman batsman in the world. Mithali had earlier played 70 not out, 64 not out, 73 not out, 51 not out, 54 not out and 62 not out in his last six ODIs. The score of the Indian team was 281/3. Many people re-tweeted this picture after the match and a day after the match, Mithali herself said in a video interview that she is very fond of reading books.
Mithali started playing cricket when she was 10 years old. She joined the Indian team when she was 17 years old, but in the midst of all this, according to Mithali, the passion that has surpassed cricket and books is Kathak. Kathak is a classical dance form. He still considers himself a Kathak dancer. He started playing cricket at the behest of his father and for 10 years after joining the Indian team, the game was understood as a command given by his father. Mithali herself said in an interview that until the 2009 World Cup, she considered cricket as just a responsibility, but only then did she realize that cricket is also an interesting thing as a career. The Indian women’s team reached the final for the first time in this World Cup. Captain was Mithali Raj. However, there was a defeat against Australia.