In Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Modi mentioned Mithali Raj and said: inspiration to the people.

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  • Mithali Raj retired from international cricket on June 8, 2022
  • Mithali Raj made his debut against Ireland in June 1999
  • PM Modi told Mithali Raj in Mann Ki Baat, an inspiration to the people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio show on Sunday, June 26, 2022, mentioned India’s legendary female cricketer, Mithali Raj. It is worth noting that Mithali had recently bid farewell to international cricket on June 8. She has been the highest scoring female cricketer in the world. She had reported ending her 23-year cricketing career through a social media post. PM Modi wished her many good wishes for her future.

Let us tell you that while appreciating Mithali Raj, Prime Minister Modi congratulated the veteran Indian captain. Mithali, who started her cricket career at the age of 16, has been the best matchmaker and highest run scorer in her career spanning 23 years. She has also been the most successful female captain. Prime Minister Modi called Mithali one of India’s most talented cricketers in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday.

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‘Mithali has been an inspiration to many players’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “I would also like to talk about Mithali Raj, one of the most talented cricketers in India today. He announced his retirement from cricket this month, which made many sports fans emotional. Mithali Not only has he been an exceptional player, but he has also been an inspiration to other players. I wish Mithali all the best for his future.”

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How was Mithali Raj’s career?

After making his international debut on June 26, 1999 against Ireland, Mithali represented the country in 12 Tests, 232 ODIs and 89 T20 Internationals. Mithali scored 10,868 runs across all three formats in 333 caps. He led India in 155 One Day Internationals in which the team recorded a record 89 wins. Belinda Clark is second on the list with 83 wins.

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