One of the most successful women cricketers of the world, Mithali Raj is now a highly respected and accomplished sports personality. The prospect of playing cricket professionally for a woman was not that lucrative in 1999 when Mithali made her debut at the age of 16. She has come a long way since then. Her zeal to carry on with playing professional cricket despite not getting as much recognition as male cricketers of the nation has finally paid off after all these years. She is now a known sports personality and has given the country many proud moments in the past.