Mithali Raj gifted BMW by V Chamundeswaranath for stellar performance in Women's WC

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 19:09 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Aug. 01 (ANI): Encouragement is all one needs and it is a matter of pride when you see women emerging in the field of sports, especially cricket, which has till now only been seen as a game played by men in India. Mithali Raj, who led team India to the finals of the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup, was on Tuesday gifted a BMW by businessman V Chamundeswaranath. India ended up as the runner-up in the global tournament after losing to England in the finals by just nine runs. However, the team did put up a good show and gave a tough fight in managing to reach the finals. "This is not the first time, but second time that he is gifting me a car," Mithali said. Back in 2005, he had gifted a Chevrolet car to Mithali after the team reached the World Cup finals where they lost to Australia. "He (Chamundeswaranath) is one person a sportsperson can count on for encouragement and support," she added. "Not just this, he has also gifted me many bats, with which I have scored a lot," she said. This is not the first time that Chamundeswaranath has felicitated a sportsperson. Earlier, for their stellar performance in Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu (Badminton Singles silver medallist), Sakshi Malik ( Women's Wrestling bronze medallist), Dipa Karmarkar ( Women's Gymnastics 4th spot finish) and Pullela Gopichand (Badminton coach), were each gifted a BMW by the businessman. (ANI)