|Publisher:||Penguin Random House India|
|No. of Pages:||256|
About The Book
Yeh ladki ek din India ke liye khelegi
A young girl reluctantly accompanies her elder brother for his crack-of-dawn cricket practice.
A 16-year-old smashes a an unbeaten 114 runs in her debut against Ireland.
Mithali Raj is the highest run getter in international women's cricket. When the Indian women's cricket team made it to the finals in the 2017 ICC World Cup, the country put Mithali on a pedestal and marveled at the record-breaking maverick. But here was a player who had been playing for nearly two decades, quietly persevering at a game which brought her little recognition with a fierceness and determination which is almost chilling.
This book chronicles the journey of the greatest woman cricketer in the world-the struggles, the dressing room dynamics, debilitating setbacks, sweat, tears, and the unadulterated joy of playing for your country. Shockingly honest, tender, and goose bump-inducing, Unguarded is a treat not just for cricket-lovers but anyone looking for inspiration.
About The Author
Mithali Raj is the greatest women's cricket player in the world and a remarkable sportsperson who has led the team from the front and propelled women's cricket to the centre stage. The Arjuna award winner, at 19, emerged as one of India's most capable batsmen with a staggering 214 against England in the second and final Test at Taunton.
Fierce, talented, and self-aware, Mithali is the highest run getter in the world with 6190 ODI runs and a batting average of 51.58. She is one of five women with an average above 50, and the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs. She is the first captain (men or women) to lead India to an ICC ODI World Cup final twice-2005 and 2017. She was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2015, India's fourth highest civilian award for her contribution to cricket. In 2017, BBC named her one of the 100 most influential women.
|Title:||Unguarded||Publisher:||Penguin Random House India|
|No. of Pages:||256|