Mithali Raj is now the first Indian woman to score 10,000 international runs
Mithali Raj happens to be India's veteran women's cricketer, representing the side across formats. She is India's highest run-scorer in international cricket, as she holds numerous records. The former Indian skipper has recently added another feather to her cap.
Veteran Indian women's cricketer Mithali Raj shows no signs of slowing down, as she keeps scaling new heights with each passing game. The 38-year-old is already India's top run-scorer in international cricket, as she holds numerous records to her name.
Recently, she added another feather to her cap. She has now become the first Indian woman to score 10,000 runs in international cricket.
She attained the feat during the ongoing third One-Day International against South Africa in Lucknow. Overall, she is only the second woman in world cricket to do so, after England's Charlotte Edwards.
On attaining the historic feat, the Board of Control for Cricket in India took to its Twitter handle to congratulate the legend. "What a champion cricketer! First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. Take a bow, @M_Raj03," read the tweet.
As for the ongoing game, Mithali could not bat long, scoring just 36 off 50 deliveries. Meanwhile, India is approaching a total of 250, batting first.
Other records held by Mithali
- She had scored seven consecutive half-centuries during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, which is the record for the tournament's most successive ones.
- She is the first Indian and fifth overall to score more than 1,000 runs in the CWC.
- She has also played the most progressive ODIs by any woman for a team (109).