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Mithali Raj awarded Rs 1 crore and plot of land by Telangana government
The vibrant Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been awarded Rs 1 crore and a plot of land measuring 600 sq ft in Banjara Hills locality of Hyderabad by the Telangana government for her meticulous services rendered to Indian cricket.

Before moving forward, let us have a look at her so far. Mithali Raj happens to be the first captain (men or women) to lead India to ICC ODI World Cup final twice - in 2005 and 2017.

Also, this 35-year-old native of Hyderabad has become the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000-run mark in ODIs.

It is pertinent to add that under the dynamic leadership of Mithali, the Indian women's cricket team had given an excellent performance in the recently held ICC World Cup 2017. Although Team India lost to England in the final by just 9 runs in a close contest, but Mithali led them upfront and infused fighting spirit resulting in outstanding team effort.

She won laurels and the media highlighted her achievements in a very detailed manner. These awards were announced thereafter and as per the compliance, state sports minister T Padma Rao Goud, sports secretary Burra Venkatesham and Sports Authority of Telangana State chairman Allipuram Venkateshwar Reddy awarded the cheque and land documents at the Secretariat Conference Hall on Thursday.

Also, Mithali's coach RSR Murthy too was handed a cheque for Rs 25 lakh on the occasion. In fact, the Indian women's cricket now hopes to scale new heights and Mithali Raj's contribution is tremendous. Let us hope that she will continue to play a vital role in future as well.

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