Mithali Raj: The brave and bold female cricketer who shuts haters up!

Updated: 14 August, 2020 16:07 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    During an online show in August 2020, Mithali Raj opened up about how she felt when she was ousted from the women's team in the 2018 Women's WT20 semifinal. She said, "Honestly, I was quite disappointed that I couldn’t play. But it is something that has happened with every player. I am not the first person with whom this has happened. It is about the team composition and may be captain and coach felt that they had a better player to feed in to the eleven. But I always had hopes that if we win that match, I may have the chance in final, I will be able to contribute, and we have a better chance to win the Cup. That was my intention of reaching out to the players in the huddle to pep them up, ‘give your best you, might not get such chances time and again."

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    Mithali Raj is currently the captain of the Indian women's cricket team in Test matches and ODI matches.

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    Mithali Raj made her Test debut in January 2002 in a match against England.

    Mithali Raj: Be content but never stop improving yourself! #TuesdayThoughts #ThrowbackTuesday (Pics/ Mithali Raj's Instagram and Twitter)

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    Mithali Raj made her ODI debut in June 1999 vs Ireland.

    Mithali Raj: Think beyond the confines of what you've always done!! #MumbaiDiaries #PreEvent #LoveForBlue

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    A few years ago, Mithali Raj was slammed on social media for apparently showing a 'tad too much' in this photo. Mithali Raj gave it back to her detractors and also gained support from her fans

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    Mithali Raj was also trolled for her 'sweaty armpits' in this photo and yet again, she came back strong against all naysayers and haters

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    Mithali Raj shares a throwback photo: Sometimes it only takes one picture to bring back a thousand memories #childhoodmemories #reminiscing #twinkletoes

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    Mithali Raj made her T20I debut in August 2006. Mithali Raj played her last T20I in March 2019.

    Mithali Raj parties with her friends: Bang bang at ritz....Blore

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    Mithali Raj has played 10 Tests and 209 ODIs and 89 T20Is.

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    Mithali Raj is considered one of the finest batswomen in cricket history and best in India. She has many records listed to her name.

    In picture: Mithali Raj looks graceful in a saree

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    Mithali Raj has scored 663 Test runs and 6,888 ODI runs and 2,364 T20I runs in her career

    Mithali Raj: Wishing everyone a happy, prosperous and safe Diwali..#shotoniphone8plus

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    Mithali Raj has a highest Test score of 214 which is the highest for an Indian women's cricketer and second highest overall in women's cricekt. She has one century and four fifties in Tests

    Mithali Raj: A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions

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    Mithali Raj: The first ever @VOGUEIndia Women of the Year awards, such a wonderful evening! #VogueWomenOfTheYear

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    Mithali Raj: The wine of divine grace Is limitless.. all limits come only from the faults of the Cup..#throwback#winelover #thewineandthecup

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    Mithali Raj shared this photo with a few friends and captioned it: About last night.. at Ministry of crab yummm food, special mention of prawn curry and jumbo crab..

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    Mithali Raj is the number one run-scorer in women's ODI international cricket with a total of 6888 runs to her name.

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    Mithali Raj is the only female cricketer to have passed the 6000-run mark in ODI cricket.

    Mithali Raj: Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you! #ThursdayThoughts #ThrowbackThursdays

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    In picture: Mithali Raj during a trip to Australia

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    Mithali Raj shared this photo with her mother and had a loving caption with it: My #RoleModel, My #GuidingStar, A True #SuperWoman. Thank u Mamma for all that u've done and continue to do, I'm truly blessed to have u

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    Mithali Raj shared this phot after an event she attended and captioned it: It's never about trying to be different. It's about owning the fact that you already are...#aboutlastnight#eventdiaries

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    In picture: Mithali Raj along with Babita Phogat and industrialist Gautam Singhania at an event

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    Mithali Raj shared a candid photo with her friends and captioned it: Reunion after 16 yrs..nothing has changed, nothing at all infact it has strengthened by your visit...#friendship#love

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    Mithali Raj is the first woman to ever score seven consecutive fifties in the ODI format.

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    In picture: Mithali Raj with her friends at Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Australia

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    Mithali Raj and her friends during an outing: Yey all dressed. nightisyoung #theoddone #hiamkohli#bestintro

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    Mithali Raj shared this throwback photo with the caption: Born to be wild, to be free...nobody owns ME

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    In picture: Mithali Raj with her friends during a birthday party

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    Mithali Raj shared this photo after a dinner outing with friends and captioned it: About last night...thank you for a lovely dinner gazz, nd doc u were hillarious

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    In picture: Mithali Raj during her time in Bengaluru

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    Mithali Raj shared a collage of photos with her friend: One to the left-right, front-back...introducing deepu

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    Mithali Raj during her time at Indian Railways: Wasn't the perfect start to the season(first game washed out). Still,with butterflies in ur belly, you prepare for the next game#indianrailways

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    In picture: Mithali Raj and her 'bestie' during a Desert Safari

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    In picture: Mithal Raj at a dinner outing with friends at Karma cafe

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    Mithali Raj captioned this picture saying: True power is living the realization that you are your own healer, hero and leader

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    In picture: Mithali Raj with badminton star PV Sindhu at an event

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    Mithali Raj shared this picture from her Bangkok diaries

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    Mithali Raj has the most number of fifties scored in women's ODIs. She scored 53 in total.

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    In picture: Mithali Raj at Radio One 94.3 in Bengaluru

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    Mithali Raj captioned this photo: Get confident being uncertain.dont give up on something just cause it's hard.pushing thru challenges is what makes us grow.GROWTH is my choice of drug.

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    In picture: Mithali Raj with her friends during a dinner outing

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    Mithali Raj during her trip to South Africa: There is a lull on the surface and a storm within#resolute#unfettered#southafrica

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    In picture: Mithali Raj training at the gym in Bengaluru

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    In picture: Mithali Raj enjoying a fun evening with her seniors

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    Mithali Raj: It's not a virtue to endure life when it fulfills all our wishes but when it turns against us.. late night musing

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    Mithali Raj: About last night ...ex cricketers of scrly

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    Mithali Raj shared a motivational caption for this photo: No matter how far you've come, never forget where you started! #MondayMotivation

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    In picture: Mithali Raj with Bollywood actress Tabu at an event in Goa

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    Mithali Raj is the  first ever Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20Is.

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    Mithali Raj captioned this photo: It's not a virtue to endure life when it fulfills all our wishes but when it turns against us.. late night musing

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    In picture: Mithali Raj enjoiying the festive season of Christmas

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    Mithali Raj with her friends: Monkeying around after a rigorous ten day camp!#saturdayvibes #harddaysnight #squad #bangalorediaries

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    In picture: Mithali Raj takes a selfie with a statue of Gautam Buddha

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About The Gallery

Indian women's cricket team's legendary batswoman and former captain Mithali Raj revealed the emotions running through her when she was ousted from the 2018 Women's T20 World Cup semifinals. Mithali is not only active on the field but also on social media. Here's a look at some of her fun-filled and lovable photos. Pics Courtesy/ Mithali Raj Instagram

First Published: 05 September, 2019 10:00 IST