She is no other than the Captain of our Indian women’s cricket team Mithali Dorai Raj. A right hand bats-women and a right-arm leg break bowler. The kind of impact she has had on the game is incredible. That is why she earned the title of “Lady Sachin”. She made her One Day International debut in 26 June 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes at age of 16 and played a superb unbeaten knock of 114 runs in that match. Later Mithali Raj made her Test debut against England on 14 January 2002. In her third Test match Mithali Raj broke the record of highest individual Test score by scoring 214 against England at Taunton.
Methali Raj was born on 3rd December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and she comes from Tamilian background. She grew up in Hyderabad, Telangana and did her schooling at Keyes High School for Girls in Secundrabad. She attended Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women in west Marredpally (Secunderabad) for her intermediate studies. Her father Dorai Raj was an Air Force Officer and her mother Leela Raj was a housewife. Earlier she started playing cricket at the age of 10 and when she was just 14 years old, she started cricket coaching in her school days along with her elder brother. Mithali practiced at school ground, often playing with male cricketers in the nets. Later, she was considered among the probable in the 1997 Women’s Cricket World Cup. In her domestic career, she also played for Railways before getting her national break.
Methali wore the cap of the captain of team India in 2004 against West Indies at the age 21 years. She then became the youngest captain ever to lead a team in women’s cricket. She takes team India twice in the final of ICC World Cup final in 2005 where team lost to Australia and In 2017 final lose to England. However Indian women’s cricket team still looking for maiden World Cup trophy.
Soon the biopic on her life would be seen on silver screen by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, who have already given inspirational films like “Queen”, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and many other hits.
In her latest interview she talks about her biopic and said, “I am extremely happy on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Hoping that this movie inspires more people especially young girls to take up sports as a career”.