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Mithali Raj has created a record of having the longest career among women cricketers with 19 years and 212 days. Here are some unknown aspects of this legend from Jodhpur.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 January 2019, 06:38:38 PM
Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

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Mithali Raj has created a record of having the longest career in women's cricket with 19 years and 212 days. She made her debut in 1999 and is one of the few active cricketers from the 90s to still play cricket. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

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Mithali is an avid reader. Before walking out to bat against England, she read a book by Jalaluddin Rumi on life essentials. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

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Before taking up cricket, Mithali was a classical dancer. She learnt Bharatnatyam and wanted to grow in that field. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

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Mithali's father Dorai Raj was an officer in the Indian Air Force. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

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Mithali is the only cricketer to go past 6500 runs and is the only Indian player to feature in both Women's World Cup final, one in 2005 and 2017. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

Mithali Raj unknown facts about India women's legend.

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Mithali is an Arjuna Awardee. She received the award in 2013 and also received the Padma Shri in 2015. (Image credit: Twitter)