Mithali Raj - Home Learning Resource - Inspirational Sportin
Mithali Raj was encouraged to play cricket by her father, but discouraged by her extended family, as women playing sport was not part of India’s cultural traditions.
Showing great strength of character Mithali persevered, and went on to captain her country a record number of times, and become the world’s leading run-scorer in one-day internationals.
Mithali uses her fame to promote cricketing opportunities, and equal rights and opportunities for girls and women across India. Her inspiring story is one of great courage, perseverance, achievement and social awareness.ldren.