Indian Women’s Cricket Team skipper Mithali Raj is soon going to receive a big award from the Telangana government for successfully leading the Indian team in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. As announced by the Telangana government on July 28, a cash prize of Rs 1 crore and a house plot to the captain of Indian women’s cricket team. In a press release issued by the office of the Chief Minister of the state, K Chandrasekhar Rao, the efforts of the women’s team have been sincerely acknowledged and highly praised.
The press release quoted CM Rao as saying,”You have played wonderfully at the World Cup. We thought you would sure to win in the final as well. Unfortunately, we lost by a slender margin. But yet your team performed well and the whole nation watched your performance.”
“I also watched the match. You have played very well in this tournament. You have set a record by scoring the highest number of runs. You have exhibited a wonderful talent.You are the pride of Telangana and Hyderabad city,” he added.
According to the release, the 34-year-old cricketer will get a cash prize of Rs 1 crore and 600 sq yards of house plot. Rao also felicitated Raj’s coach RSR Murthy and announced a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh to him, it said. Raj’s parents and senior officials were present on the occasion.
Mithali Raj led the Indian women’s cricket team into the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The Indian eves smashed the Aussies by 36 runs in the semi-finals and booked the ticket to the final. Despite a phenomenal bowling performance, the women in blue failed to chase the target of 329 against the English Women’s team and lost the game by 9 runs. They lost only 3 games in the entire tournament and ended up their journey being one of the table toppers.
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