Mithali Raj to pen her incredible journey in autobiography

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New Delhi: Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, is writing an autobiography which will be released in 2018, publisher Penguin Random House India announced on Thursday.

The book “will provide a candid and revealing look into her personal and sporting life”, according to the publisher’s statement.

Raj is credited with propelling Indian women’s cricket to the centre stage. The Arjuna award winner, at 19, emerged as one of India’s most capable batswomen with a staggering 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton in 2002.

The 35-year-old Raj, who led the Indian team to the final of the Women’s World Cup earlier this year, said that she’s “excited to share my story” and hopes that “people come to like it through this book”.

She has the global record for the highest runs taken 6190 ODI runs and a batting average of 51.58. She is one of five women with an average above 50, and the first player to score seven consecutive 50s in ODIs.

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