[caption id="attachment_629721" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-629721" alt="&quot;This is not the first time, but second time that he is gifting me a car,&quot; Mithali Raj said IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mithali-Raj.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> "This is not the first time, but second time that he is gifting me a car," Mithali Raj said IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Hyderabad:</strong> 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. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Mithali-Raj" target="_blank">Mithali Raj</a>, who led team <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India-women" target="_blank">India</a> to the finals of the recently-concluded <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ICC-Womens-World-Cup" target="_blank">ICC Women's World Cup</a>, 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. <strong><a title="Mithali Raj and co. to PM Narendra Modi: How do you handle pressure? " href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mithali-raj-and-co-to-pm-narendra-modi-how-do-you-handle-pressure-629142">Mithali Raj and co. to PM Narendra Modi: How do you handle pressure? </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"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. <strong><a title="PM Modi describes meeting with Mithali and Co. as great feeling " href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/pm-modi-describes-meeting-with-mithali-raj-and-co-as-great-feeling-in-mann-ki-baat-629113">PM Modi describes meeting with Mithali and Co. as great feeling </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, the Indian Women cheerfully greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi after returning home from England. Mithali Raj-led side came tantalisingly close to winning ICC Women s World Cup 2017, losing out by a mere 9 runs to hosts at The Lord s.