Indian skipper, Mithali Raj is celebrating her 38th birthday today, and on her special day, we look back at her surprising take on the prospect of marriage in her life. Find out!
It was in the year, 1982, when on December 3, a baby girl had taken her first breath in a Tamil family in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The little girl had developed a liking for dancing in the early years of her childhood, but soon she had left it for pursuing her dream of becoming a cricketer, and the rest is history. The cricketer is none other than the captain of Indian's Women's national cricket team, Mithali Dorai Raj a.k.a, Mithali Raj. There are numerous records and accolades to her name, including the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, and the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World. (Recommended Read: Priyanka Chopra Shares Hubby, Nick Jonas' 'Annoying' Bedroom Habit, Every Married Can Relate To Them)
Mithali Raj is an inspirational figure for all the youngsters across the country, who want to become a cricketer. Because over the years, she has proved her excellence time and again. However, in terms of her personal life, the cricketer is happily single and had revealed it in a throwback interview. Now, on her birthday, we are bringing the same interview back in the spotlight, as she talked about her marriage plans in the same. Scroll down to know it!
In the year, 2018, in an interview with the Mid-Day, Mithali Raj had talked about her marriage plans and had surprisingly revealed that she is happily single and don't want to get married. When the legendary skipper was asked about the reason behind it, she had said, "It (marriage) used to [cross my mind]... long time back, when I was very young. But it doesn't cross [my mind] now when I see married people. I am very happy being single." (Don't Miss: Esha Deol And Ahana Deol's Unseen Childhood Photoshoot Picture With Hema Malini And Dharmendra)
In another interview with Sportskeeda, Mithali Raj had revealed that she was involved in some relationships in the past. But as for now, she is fully-focused on to her game. The cricketer wants more glory in the coming years and had also revealed whether she would play cricket even after her marriage or not. She had said, "This is something that I have not given a thought about. But yes, if I remain fit and get enough support from my family then, of course, why not!" When Mithali Raj was asked whether she has received a lot of male attention or not, as she is such a huge cricketer? On which, Mithali had revealed, "To be honest, I don't really get attention the same way that the men's team gets from their female fans."
Mithali Raj is quite active on social media, and it is her pictures on her Instagram handle from her training session and family time that make her fans go 'aww' in love with her. On June 21, 2020, i.e., Father's Day, the doting daughter had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a solo picture of the man behind her success, her dearest daddy. Along with the smiling photo of her father, Mithali had penned an emotional note, and it could be read as "Happy #FathersDay dad! Not only have you been a doting father but also a mentor, life coach, guide and staunch critic. Life through your lens has always been a set of simple choices, and I am fortunate to have your perspective when I find myself at crossroads #MyDadMyMentor #likefatherlikedaughter." (Also Read: When Kareena Kapoor Khan Turned Bengaluru Airport Into A Makeup Room For Armaan Jain's Roka Ceremony)
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Mithali Raj!