Indian women once again proved that it’s not about age, gender or circumstances, which contributes to achieving something great, rather than one’s will. She is a perfect inspiration for the youth of the country who wish to achieve great success in their life. Mithali Raj was born in Rajasthan in a Tamil family and had a passion for cricket since childhood. She is now the captain of Indian Women Cricket Team.
She started the game when she was only 10 years old in her school and was selected for Indian’s women’s team when she was just 17. The avid cricketer now holds a record of becoming the first Indian women player to score more than 6000 runs in women’s one-day internationals. Mithali proved that it is the will and dedication that can take you a long way towards your dreams rather than the circumstances.
Her father, working with Andhra bank started her coaching in Secunderabad when she was only 10-years-old. She practiced precisely and focused entirely on improving her game. According to her colleague in railways, Mithali sacrificed a lot to achieve this milestone. She avoided many social gatherings and events just to focus on her game. At the age of 19, Mithali comes into sight as the finest batswoman of India by scoring surprising 214 runs against England in a test match held in Taunton.
Apart from this, Mithali Raj is the youngest One Day International player to score a century in her debut match in 1999, against Ireland. The young girl didn’t stop there; she eventually managed to break the record of Karen Rolton by scoring 214 runs in the test match. According to Mithali, she enjoys her achievements but she always wanted to become a dancer, but destiny had some other plans for her. She is now one of the finest women cricketers that have made the entire nation proud with their hard work and dedication.
She has eventually set a benchmark as the best woman cricketer in India and is a true inspiration for millions of women of the country. Mithali is undeniably a role model for girls and women that are stuck in the barriers of age and gender. The only thing one needs is a willpower and constant efforts that are essential ingredients for achieving your dreams.
In the year 2003, Mithali Raj was awarded Arjuna Award from the President of India for tremendous achievements in sports and increasing the nation’s pride. She is the first women to score 7 successive half-centuries in the ODI’s.
Achieving great success demands continuous efforts even if you are not getting fruitful results in the beginning. Mithali Raj is surely one of the best examples of women empowerment, and she has eventually proven that there is no shortcut to success.
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