Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has secured a place in the BBC’S list of most influential women in India. She is the maximum run-holder in One Day International games. Her outstanding efforts took Indian team to the finals of ICC Women’s World Cup in England.
The record has been enthused by the BBC 100 Women Challenge. It will take place in Delhi from October 9-13 where issue about female illiteracy will be discussed. Apart from it, the 100 Women Challenge will be held in Silicon Valley from October 2-6 where a team will handle the glass ceiling. While, the London and Nairobi team will discuss about safety on public transport from October 16-20 and lastly from October 23-27 women in Rio will believe sexism in sport.
On the other hand, a biopic is being getting prepared on the life of Mithai Raj. It will focus on her journey into the cricket field. It will motivate other girls to come into this field. Mithali hopes that India’s entering the final of the World Cup was just the starting of good times for Indian women’s cricket in India.
Indian team defeated Australia in the semi -finals of World Cup but lost against England in the final round just by nine runs.
Mithali Raj clinched 6,000 runs in the One Day International game. She is the first player to make 7 consecutive 50s in One Day Internationals. The champion received Arjuna Award, Padma Shri awards for her outstanding performance in the game.