Mithali Raj turns 37: Why is an inspiration for all the women out there?
Mithali Raj turns 37. Yes, its Mithali Raj’s birthday today, and her fans are pouring wishes on her. We too would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday. Recently, she was in an ugly war of words with her coach Ramesh Powar after exclusion from the semi-final, that India went to lose. Well, Indian women cricket team is going through the phase that they would like to erase forever. There were a series of tweets accusing each other, but amid all this, one should not forget the inspiring journey of Mithali Raj. She was born on December 3, 1982, in Jodhpur Rajasthan.
Here are 8 things that every woman should learn from this ‘Alpha Woman’
1. Who said women can’t play sports?
Of course, they can. Mithali Raj is a live example. When it comes to dreams, there is no gender. She started her cricket journey when she was 10. Former Hyderabad Ranji Player Jyothi Prasad was her first coach.
2. There is no connection between achievements and age
She was just 16 years and 250 days old at her debut when she scored an unbeaten 114 against Ireland in 1999 at Milton Keynes.
3. Don’t forget to create an impact on social media
Mithali stays highly active on social media. She has over 20k followers. She has a good presence on Facebook with over 400,ooo likes and has 89k followers on Instagram. In today’s era, it is important to stay updated and connected on social media.
4. Never leave your passion behind
She is one of the most celebrated women cricketers today. But do you know she was passionate about classical dancing during her young age? During an interview, she had admitted that if she would have not become a cricketer, she would have become a dancer.
5. Reading is an important aspect
No matter what you do, where are you from, you should try to inculcate the habit of reading books. Reading can help you to grow as a person and it also broadens your horizon.
6. Always Dream Big – She is known as Lady Sachin
Can you imagine? Yes, she is known as the Lady Sachin. She holds so many records, and she has also received Padma Shri. In the year 2003, she had received the Arjuna Award too. So, always dream big.
7. Oh! Please Marriage is the final destination
Well, Mithali is fully dedicated to her cricket career. During an interview to a leading daily, she said, ” I am not in a hurry to get married because of my age. Marriage is not only the thing for which woman is made for. I would like to study further, probably sports psychology, and help young women.”
8. Never Give Up
Life will not always be the same. There would be days when luck will not favor so always hold on to your vision. Never give up! Keep going.