Mithali Raj Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Mithali Raj Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 60 kg
Date of Birth December 3, 1982
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Mithali Raj is an Indian cricketer who has served as the captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team in Tests and ODIs. Regarded as one of the greatest batswomen in the game, she has been one of the highest run-scorers in women’s international cricket and as of January 2020, the only female cricket player to have crossed the 6,000 run mark in WODIs. After her retirement from T20Is in September 2019, she became the first woman to have played international cricket for 20 years. She has been conferred numerous prestigious awards including the Arjuna Award in 2003 and the Padma Shri in 2015.

Born Name

Mitali Dorai Raj

Nick Name

Mithali

Mithali Raj in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018
Mithali Raj in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018 (Mithali Raj / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Residence

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

She went to Keyes High School for Girls in Secunderabad. She then enrolled in Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women in West Marredpally (Secunderabad) and completed her intermediate studies.

Mithali later got enrolled in St. John’s Cricket Academy in Hyderabad.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Dorai Raj (Indian Air Force Airman)
  • Mother – Leela Raj (Former Cricketer)
  • Siblings – Mithun (Older Brother)

Manager

She is represented by Annisha Gupta.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Leg Break

Role

Batswoman

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Mithali Raj in an Instagram post in December 2019
Mithali Raj in an Instagram post in December 2019 (Mithali Raj / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Mithali Raj (Right) and Heather Knight as seen in July 2017
Mithali Raj (Right) and Heather Knight as seen in July 2017 (BMN Network / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled smile
  • Square-shaped face

Brand Endorsements

She has endorsed several brands such as –

  • Vaseline
  • Australian Diamonds
  • Lia Agarbatti
  • L’Oréal Paris

Religion

Hinduism

Mithali Raj Favorite Things

SourceInstagram, FashionLady.in, The Quint

Mithali Raj as seen in January 2020
Mithali Raj as seen in January 2020 (Mithali Raj / Instagram)

Mithali Raj Facts

  1. She hails from a Tamil family.
  2. Before getting involved with cricket, she was a classical dancer specializing in Bharatnatyam and she had a great interest in that field.
  3. She began to play cricket at the age of 10 along with her brother. She practiced at school and used to frequently play with male cricketers in the nets.
  4. Mithali had never thought of becoming a cricketer and it was her parents who introduced her to the game. She was a lazy child and her father wanted her to be disciplined and active and got her admitted to St. John’s Cricket Academy in Hyderabad. She has disclosed that right from the start, she played cricket only to satisfy her parents.
  5. When she was only 17 years old, she was picked up by the Indian Cricket Team. She was placed in the position of a batting consultant for India women’s national cricket team and she participated as a player-coach.
  6. Her first coach was former Ranji player Jyothi Prasad.
  7. In the domestic matches, she has represented the Railways, Air India, and India Blue.
  8. She has always come in to bat with her signature floppy hat and blue jersey number 3.
  9. Mithali is the first player to score 7 half-centuries one after the other in ODIs.
  10. When she became the 2nd female cricketer to surpass 5000 ODI runs, Twitterati began to refer to her as “Lady Sachin”.
  11. In 2017, she was featured on BBC’s “100 Women” list.
  12. She has amassed more than a million followers on Instagram.
  13. Mithali is an avid reader and her image of reading The Essential Rumi went viral during the World Cup of 2017. Her love for reading started with a Sidney Sheldon book gifted to her by a senior teammate during a long train journey when she was a teenager. She has revealed that reading has helped her to overcome the intense pressure of competition and so she has brought books on all her tours.

Featured Image by Mithali Raj / Instagram

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