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Oh Womaniya! Mithali Raj Becomes First Indian Woman To Play 200 ODIs

Cricketer Mithali Raj has created a remarkable moment by becoming the first woman to play 200 matches in the one-day international format against New ...
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  • Mohammad Ashraf
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Published -01 Feb 2019, 13:04 ISTUpdated -01 Feb 2019, 13:41 IST
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How often do you celebrate the essence of being a woman? Not that often. However, women have proved their latent talent to overpower tough times and fight against all odds. Cricketer Mithali Raj made Indian proud yet again as she becomes the first woman to play 200 matches in the one-day international format. She made a historic moment while playing in Hamilton against New Zealand.

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This 36-year-old powerhouse, was born in Jodhpur, and is often regarded as one of the greatest batswomen. Her life wasn’t as easy as most us perceive in a virtual world. Despite giving up on her passion – dance and brilliantly managed to outshine in the field of sports. You, as a woman, need no definition to define your individuality. The contribution of women in different spheres of life is worthy enough to appraise and applaud.

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Mithali made her debut in June 1999 against Ireland (scored 114) and at a later point of time she earned her 192nd cap to beat Charlotte Edward’s, former England captain when she led India against the English in the first match of their ICC Women’s Championship ODI series ,in April 2018. 

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Who said women can’t compete with men on the same platform? In her 20-year-long career, she left behind some of the most prolific names in men’s circuit. Mithali has led India as skipper 123 times, more than any other captain in the women’s ODI. Need inspiration? This batswoman is showing us how to push limits and score full points like a boss. What you can do as woman? Here you go. Feeling inspired or inspiring more generations beyond this era should be the task. So that every woman can ideate, curate and execute a better place for her.

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She is a total thunderbolt on field and stylish in her off-duty looks. Did you know? With over 1MN followers on her Instagram handle, her love fashion is evident to all of us. At various occasions and public appearances, she has been spotted flaunting steal-worthy outfits. Needless to say, she has done her homework right. She isn’t the only one, when it comes to mixing up sports and style, Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza have equally grabbed enough attention on style-o-meter. 

We are hoping that more of Indian women will take charge and prove their mettle. After all, why should boys have all the fun? Way to go Mithali! 

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