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Indian cricketer Mithali Raj to pen her autobiography

Mithali Raj has scored seven consecutive fifties in ODI cricket.

Mithali Raj
Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj. (Photo by Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

Indian women’s captain Mithali Raj will bring out her autobiography next year, which will throw light on the cricketer’s personal life and her experience.  Penguin Random House India on Thursday announced that it has acquired the rights to publish the memoir. Cricketer Raj has been a household name in women’s cricket and it is fitting to encourage the move.

Raj has recently said that she is excited to share her story and she also hopes that people will like it. Raj is the highest run-getter in the history of women’s cricket with 6190 ODI runs, she also holds a batting average of 51. 58. The Indian skipper is the only player to score seven consecutive fifties.

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Radhika Marwah, Associate Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House India, says, “Mithali Raj is a remarkable role model and is a testament to the virtues of perseverance and hard work. She is hugely admired the world over for her talent, grit, and leadership on the field, and most strikingly remains a very grounded and introspective person.”

Inspiring tale on-screen

Earlier it was said that Mithali’s life story will hit the silver screen. Viacom18 Motion Pictures has acquired the rights. ” I am extremely happy on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Hoping that this movie inspires more people especially young girls to take up sports as a career.” she said.

Stong women characters

Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said in a statement: “Viacom18 Motion Pictures has always been the pioneer in showcasing content with portrayal of strong women characters right from Queen to Kahaani to Mary Kom.

The collaboration between the two bodies has been facilated by Varun Chopra – Director, Medallin Sports.
“Mithali remains to be an inspiration for multitudes for many years now and her story on the silver screen will keep motivating generations.” said Chopra.

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