Mithali Raj, Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket team celebrated her 35th birthday on Sunday, and wishes pour in from several sportspersons on social media. She is a superstar in her own right with 6,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 663 runs (average of 51) from 10 Tests, and the only player in the history of Women’s Cricket to have gone past six thousand runs in ODIs.
Mithali Raj is the only Indian captain (men or women) to lead the country in an ICC World Cup twice (2005, 2017), who became an inspiration for many upcoming and aspiring women cricketers. Both male and female cricketers joined the fans to extend wishes to Mithali and cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar also joined the chorus on social media.
Veda Krishnamurthy also wished her captain on Twitter calling her an inspiration, “Happy birthday Mithsy u are just getting better every year, such an inspiration #agelikeher#superstar#legend !!! Wish you a wonderful year ahead!! #bestisyettocome @M_Raj03.”
On Sunday, Batting legend Tendulkar took to Twitter to dub a heartfelt message for the star cricketer on the occasion of her birthday.
He wrote, “Wishing one of India's finest athletes a very happy birthday. @M_Raj03, you've already inspired millions of girls to take up sport and I'm sure will do so for many more to come. Have a great year ahead! #playitHERway.”
Check out here: Mithali Raj received many warm wishes from her team-mates and sportspersons across the country on Twitter –
Wishing one of India's finest athletes a very happy birthday. @M_Raj03, you've already inspired millions of girls to take up sport and I'm sure will do so for many more to come. Have a great year ahead! #playitHERway pic.twitter.com/t70gDTFST0— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 3, 2017
Happy birthday Mithsy ðŸ¤—ðŸ˜ˆ u are just getting better every year ðŸ˜œ such an inspiration ðŸ™#agelikeher#superstar#legend !!! Wish you a wonderful year ahead !! #bestisyettocome @M_Raj03 pic.twitter.com/4XlNIiRE9u— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) December 2, 2017
Wishing one of the most successful women’s cricketers to have graced the game a very happy birthday! May you continue to propel Women’s cricket forward @M_Raj03âœŒï¸ðŸŽ‚ðŸŽ‰ðŸ‘Œ pic.twitter.com/vz8B6vsdn5— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 3, 2017
Happy birthday @M_Raj03! Have a splendid year with the best of everything. God bless.— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 3, 2017
Happy Birthday ðŸ˜ŠðŸ™ŒðŸ pic.twitter.com/yAe4XRBcVT— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 3, 2017