24 Nov 2019
Legend Mithali Raj felicitated by BCCI in Kolkata: Details here
Former Indian women's captain Mithali Raj was felicitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during the second Test (Day-Night) between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Owing to the historic occasion, with the Test being the first-ever D/N Test in India, the former captains were invited and felicitated by the board.
Here is more.
A moment of honor for Mithali during historic Day-Night Test
Mithali Raj is one of the GOATs
Mithali is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers, as she has won a number of titles for India.
So far, she has played 209 ODIs, scoring 6,888 runs at an average of 50.6.
In her career, she played 89 T20Is, scoring 2,364 runs at an average of 37.5, while she also has played 10 Tests.
Some records held by Mithali
Following are some of the records held by Mithali:
She is the highest run-scorer among women in international cricket.
She is the only female cricketer to have surpassed 6,000 ODI runs.
She also has scored the most number of half-centuries in ODIs (53).
She is the only Indian player across genders to have captained in an ICC ODI World Cup final more than once.
Mithali felicitated alongside other greats by West Bengal Chief Minister
Mithali took to Twitter on Sunday morning, with a video, thanking the board and its President, Sourav Ganguly for the honor, besides terming the experience as a humbling one. In the video, she is seen being felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee.
Some accolades won by Mithali
Following are some of the accolades won by Mithali for her illustrious career: Arjuna Award (2003), Padma Shri Award (2015), Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award (2017), Vogue Sportsperson of the Year (2017) and BBC 100 Women list (2017).
- Board of Control for Cricket in India
- Day Night Test
- India Women
- India Women Cricket
- India Women Cricket Team
- Mithali Raj
- Mithali Raj-led
- Mithali Raj-led Indian
- Arjuna Award
- BBC 100 Women
- Eden Gardens
- Excellence Award
- Former Indian
- ICC ODI World Cup
- Legend Mithali Raj
- Mamata Banerjee
- N Test
- Padma Shri
- Padma Shri Award
- Sourav Ganguly
- Vogue Sportsperson
- West Bengal
- West Bengal Chief Minister
- Youth Sports Icon