Broken teeth in the very first match, became the captain of the first ODI team, the journey continues even after 46 years. Diana edulji birthday records stats life story husband

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Updated on: Jan 26, 2023 | 5:30 AM

India’s first ODI captain Diana Edulji continues to work for the game even after retiring from cricket

Women’s IPL is going to start from this year. It is being seen as a new beginning in women’s cricket. At the same time last year, the match fees of the women’s and men’s cricket team were also made equal. Today, the respect and importance that women’s cricket is getting in our country has been contributed by many former players. Diana Edulji is also a part of that. (Getty Images)

Diana Edulji was born on 26 January 1956 in a Parsi family in Mumbai.  There was an atmosphere of cricket in his family and seeing him, Edulji also started playing for the Parsi Gymkhana.  She was part of India's first women's cricket team that played a Test match against the West Indies.(Getty Images)

Diana Edulji was born on 26 January 1956 in a Parsi family in Mumbai. There was an atmosphere of cricket in his family and seeing him, Edulji also started playing for the Parsi Gymkhana. She was part of India’s first women’s cricket team that played a Test match against the West Indies.(Getty Images)

This debut match for Edulji, who came out to play the first match at the age of just 20, did not live up to expectations.  He got hurt during the very first match and his four teeth were broken.  Such an injury was not considered good for the girl's family and social life.  However, it did not make any difference to Edulji.  He returned after some time.  (Diana Edulji Twitter)

This debut match for Edulji, who came out to play the first match at the age of just 20, did not live up to expectations. He got hurt during the very first match and his four teeth were broken. Such an injury was not considered good for the girl’s family and social life. However, it did not make any difference to Edulji. He returned after some time. (Diana Edulji Twitter)

Diana played 54 international matches for India from 1976 to 1993.  He took 63 wickets in 20 Test matches.  She is the highest wicket taker in women's test cricket.  At the same time, she is also the first Indian woman player to take a total of 100 wickets in Tests and ODIs.  (PTI)

Diana played 54 international matches for India from 1976 to 1993. He took 63 wickets in 20 Test matches. She is the highest wicket taker in women’s test cricket. At the same time, she is also the first Indian woman player to take a total of 100 wickets in Tests and ODIs. (PTI)

After cricket, Diana joined the Cricket Administration and did a lot of work for the cricketers at the grassroots level.  She also did a lot for the upliftment of women's cricket.  In February 2017, Diana Edulji's name appeared in the four-member committee nominated by the Supreme Court.  She was also a sports officer and coach in Railways.  (Getty Images)

After cricket, Diana joined the Cricket Administration and did a lot of work for the cricketers at the grassroots level. She also did a lot for the upliftment of women’s cricket. In February 2017, Diana Edulji’s name appeared in the four-member committee nominated by the Supreme Court. She was also a sports officer and coach in Railways. (Getty Images)

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