Mithali Raj’s Autobiography

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi, 5th October, 2017: Penguin Random House India is proud to announce that we will be publishing Mithali Raj’s autobiography in 2018.

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.

Mithali Raj’s autobiography will provide a candid and revealing look into her personal and sporting life. Not only will it be a treat to cherish for her cricketing fans, but also be a captivating story of how an ordinary girl went on to inspire real change and made the world sit up and take notice.

On the occasion of this announcement, Mithali Raj said, “I am thrilled to be a part of the Penguin Random House family and excited to share my story through them. I hope people come to like it through this book.”

mithali-2Radhika Marwah, Associate Commissioning Editor, Penguin Random House India added, “Mithali Raj is a remarkable role model and is testament to the virtues of perseverance and hard work. She is hugely admired the world over for her talent, grit, and leadership on the field, and most strikingly remains a very grounded and introspective person. I’m delighted to be working with her and we, at Penguin Random House India, are very proud that she has chosen us to bring her story to the world.”

For further information, please get in touch with Smit Zaveri at szaveri@penguinrandomhouse.in or +91 95384 83633