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Mithali Dorai Raj is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian Women's cricket team in Tests and ODI.
She is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs.
Mithali Raj is an all-rounder who is right-handed batswoman as well as right arm leg break bowler.
Mithali Raj was born on 3 December, 1982 in Tamil family.
Her family includes her father, Dorai Raj who was an officer in the Indian Air Force, her mother Leela Raj a housewife and her brother Mithun Raj.
Mithali was passionate about cricket and classical dance since her childhood. She has practiced classical dance for eight years but gave it up for her career in cricket.
She attended Keyes High School for Girls in Secunderabad. After this she attended Kasturba Gandhi Junior College for Women in West Marredpally (Secunderabad) for her intermediate studies.
She was selected for the Indian team at the age of 17.
Mithali broke the record of 209 runs of Karen Rolton with her 214 runs to become the World's Highest Individual Test Score in August of 2002 at the age of 19.
Under Mithali's captaincy, Indian Women's Cricket Team won their first ever Test and series against England as well as the Asia Cup (twice in the same year) with an unbreakable winning streak.
Under her captaincy the Indian Women's Cricket team made it to the finals of the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup.
Raj was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award for her outstanding achievement in sports by the Government of India in 2003. Also, Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India in the year 2015.