Mithali Raj hopes that her story and achievements will inspire young girls

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New Delhi. Mithali Raj, the first woman cricketer to be awarded the coveted Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, expressed hope that her achievements will inspire the girls of the country to pursue their dreams. This 38-year-old veteran of Indian women’s cricket was honored by President Ram Nath Kovind with the country’s highest sports honor Khel Ratna. A film on the life of Mithali, who has played more than 300 international matches in her career, is also going to be released soon.

Mithali is one of the 12 sportspersons to have received this prestigious award in the current year. Mithali wrote on Twitter, “Women in sports are powerful catalysts of change and when they get the appreciation they deserve, it inspires many other women to follow their dreams.” .’

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The captain of the Indian women’s Test and ODI team said, “I sincerely hope that my journey will inspire young girls across the country to pursue their dreams.” Mithali has represented the country in 12 Tests, 220 ODIs and 89 T20 Internationals for the country in a career spanning over two decades.

Mithali Raj Khel Ratna

Mithali shared a note on Twitter. (Twitter)

She wrote, ‘When I was growing up and thought of making a career in this sport, my dream was to wear Team India’s jersey. I always wanted to represent India which is a matter of pride for the country. Proud to be a part of Indian cricket. It was a wonderful journey but it would not have been possible without the mentor, family, friends and the players of my team. Any kind of respect from the government inspires us to give our best.

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