Mithali Raj bids adieu to international cricket after 23 years.

But there has been many instances which could have taken the former captain in a different trajectory.

Mithali loves Bharatanatyam since childhood. She wanted to be a dancer from a young age.
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Mithali used to read a book as a stressbuster before her batting in a match.

Once in an interview, when someone asked her who is her favourite men's cricketer and she asked them to ask this question to a male cricketer.

Mithali is the first Indian batter to score a double century (214) in a Test match.

Mithali's favorite cricketers are Sachin Tendulkar and Michael Clarke.
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Mithali scored her first ODI century at the age of 16 years 205 days.

As the team skipper, Mithali is also the first player to play a maximum of 148 ODIs.

Mithali is also the only female player in international cricket to score 10,000 or more runs in all formats.

Mithali is also the first player to have five nineties in 228 ODIs.

Mithali had earlier said that if she was not a cricketer, she would have contributed to the country by joining the civil services.