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Mithali Raj gifted BMW for stellar performance in Women's World Cup

Mithali Raj, who led team India to the finals of the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, was gifted a BMW by businessman V Chamundeswaranath.

Published: 01st August 2017 04:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2017 04:52 PM   |  A+A-

India captain Mithali Raj | AP

By ANI

HYDERABAD: Encouragement is all one needs and it is a matter of pride when you see women emerging in the field of sports, especially cricket, which has till now only been seen as a game played by men in India.

Mithali Raj, who led team India to the finals of the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, was on Tuesday gifted a BMW by businessman V Chamundeswaranath.

India ended up as the runner-up in the global tournament after losing to England in the finals by just nine runs. However, the team did put up a good show and gave a tough fight in managing to reach the finals.

“This is not the first time, but second time that he is gifting me a car,” Mithali said.

Back in 2005, he had gifted a Chevrolet car to Mithali after the team reached the World Cup finals where they lost to Australia.

“He (Chamundeswaranath) is one person a sportsperson can count on for encouragement and support,” she added. 

“Not just this, he has also gifted me many bats, with which I have scored a lot,” she said.

This is not the first time that Chamundeswaranath has felicitated a sportsperson.

Earlier, for their stellar performance in Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu (Badminton Singles silver medallist), Sakshi Malik ( Women's Wrestling bronze medallist), Dipa Karmarkar ( Women's Gymnastics 4th spot finish) and Pullela Gopichand (Badminton coach), were each gifted a BMW by the businessman. 

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