It is no surprise that the ball dances to Indian women's team skipper Mithali Raj's b(e)at in the cricket pitch. But, did you know that she wanted to be a classical dancer?
Talking to TNIE in an exclusive live interview, Mithali Raj revealed that she would've been a trained Bharathanatiyam dancer if she didn't choose cricket.
Speaking to TNIE, she said, "I would've been the last person to say I want to be a sportsperson back then. Cricket happened to me. I would've definitely been a trained classical dancer if not a cricketer."
Raj said she had to make the most important career choice before her 10th-grade exam when she chose to be a cricketer. It wasn't a bed of roses for Raj, especially as a girl child back then. Despite the difficulties, she has beaten all odds with her stunning two-decade-long career.
From a Bharathanatiyam dancer to a cricketer, Mithali Raj's journey has been incredibly inspirational. To know more about her sports story, tune into our video interview here
Join @zohrabhi in conversation with Indian women's cricket team captain @M_Raj03 as she shares #HerSportsStory with us today!— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) August 18, 2019
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