Mithali Raj led India to World Cup success earlier this year. (Getty)
Mithali Raj led India to World Cup success earlier this year. (Getty)

Indian women’s skipper Mithali Raj has been receiving several awards and accolades ever since she took India to the finals of the 2017 Womens’ World Cup. The Telangana government now has added another feather to her cap by awarding a cash prize of 1crore rupees and a property plot. State Sports Minister T Padmarao felicitated her and handed over the incentives, according to a state government release.

The minister also presented Rs 25 lakh to Mithali Raj’s coach RSR Murthy, it said. The incentives have been presented as per Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s directives for promoting sports, Padmarao said.

Mithali Raj wants to win a World Cup before retiring

Since India’s success in the World Cup, Mithali Raj has been very vocal for the upliftment of Indian cricket. In very media channels and press conferences has been speaking about the development of Indian women’s cricket and the ways which can make it better.

Also, Mithali has promised to play cricket for some more years and take Indian cricket a new height. She is a big believer in teamwork and says that it’s with teamwork that the team can cherish bigger success in times to come.

Certainly, with the good performance in the 2017 World Cup, Indian Womens’ cricket has gathered a worldwide recognition that is here to stay.

By Anshuman Roy