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10 Interesting Facts About Mithali Raj – The Captain Cool Of Indian Women’s Cricket Team

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Born on December 3, 1982, Mithali Dorai Raj is the current captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team.

She is often described as a “dangerous cricketer” due to her composure at the crease and brisk scoring ability. As a bowler, she can roll her arm over bowling leg-spinners, adding variety to her attack.

Here are the top 10 interesting facts about Mithali Raj:


1.) Initially a dancer
Before cricket, Mithali was into classical dancing. During her childhood and teenage days, she learnt Bharatnatyam and wanted to make her name in the same field.

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2.) Lazy girl
Cricket was never Mithali’s first choice, infact it was never on her to-do list. Her parents introduced Mithali to cricket because she was very lazy and since her father was an Air Force officer, he wanted his daughter to be disciplined and active.

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3.) If not a cricketer
In an interview with SportsKeeda, Mithali revealed what she would have been if not a cricketer and quipped, “I would have been in civil services. Though I loved Bharatanatyam and pursued it quite seriously, I would have loved to get into the civil services.”

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This article was first published on CricketTimes.com.
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