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Mithali Raj presented BMW car in Hyderabad

V. Chamundeswarinath gifts car to the India Women’s captain for breaking world record for most one-day runs.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

/ by Ravi Chaubey
Telangana Badminton Association Vice President V. Chamundeswarinath today gifted a BMW to Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj for becoming the highest run-getter in the women’s ODIs.
Pic:Indian women's cricket team captain with her gifted BMW Car
The car was presented to the cricketer at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy here.
“We presented a BMW car as promised [to her] for becoming the highest run-getter [in women’s cricket],” Mr Chamundeswarinath told PTI.On July 12, Mithali broke a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6,000 runs in the history of women’s One-Day Internationals during the ICC Women’s World Cup match against Australia in Bristol.This is the not the first time that Mr Chamundeswarinath, popularly known as Chamundi, has gifted a luxury car to Mithali.
Pic:A car model from BMW
The city-based sports administrator had also presented her a car in 2007, in recognition of the women’s cricket team reaching the final of the World Cup in 2005.Mithali lauded Mr Chamundeswarinath for encouraging sportspersons.The Indian women’s cricket team was the runner-up in the recent World Cup after losing to England by nine runs.However, the team’s magnificent performance to reach the finals won laurels from all quarters.
Pic:Mithali Raj(Indian Women's Cricket team captain)
Mr Chamundeswarinath had earlier gifted high-end cars to several sportspersons, including star shutter P.V. Sindhu (Rio Olympics silver medallist), Dipa Karmakar (women gymnast who finished fourth in the Rio Olympics) and badminton chief national coach Pullela Gopichand, for their stellar performances in various competitions.Gopichand also appreciated Mithali for her performance.“It’s really wonderful what the team has done. You [Mithali Raj] made a real motivation for all,” he said.
Source:The Hindu

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