Indian Railway sportsperson Mithali Raj, Captain of Indian Railways Cricket team has been awarded Padma Shri Award by Hon’ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the function held here this week. Mithali joined Indian Railways in the year 2001 and went on to Captain not only Railways Women Cricket team but also Indian Women Cricket team. Presently she is working as Chief Office Superintendent in South Central Railways.
Mithali currently tops the batting table with 703 ratings points and starred as the No. 1 Cricketer in the ODI chart among women. Mithali is also the proud recipient of Arjuna Award in 2003.