Mithali Raj becomes the first women cricketer to score 2000 in T20Is
- Mithali Raj scores 2000 in T20Is
- Indian women cricket team beat Pakistan by seven wickets
- Here is a proud moment for Indians
Yes, former Indian women cricket team captain and one of India's most talented cricketers, Mithali Raj, recently unlocked an achievement in her career which has not been touched by any Indian woman cricketer before.
Mithali Raj now holds the record of being the first Indian cricketer to score 2000 runs in a T20I tournament. This Indian ODI record was achieved during the Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka on Thursday (June 7) in Kuala Lumpur. With 14 centuries and an average of 38.1, she managed to score 2015 runs in 74 T20I matches.
After India lost the previous match against Bangladesh, now India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Before Mithali unlocked this achievement, only a few female cricketers have been able to achieve this score, including Charlotte Edwards - 2,605, Stafanie Taylor - 2,582 and Suzie Bates - 2,515.
Twitter was flooded with wishes for Mithali from many celebrities. Here are some.
The first Indian cricketer to have scored 2000 runs in T20 International cricket, very proud of you Mithali Raj! @M_Raj03— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 7, 2018
T 2830 - Mithali Raj @M_Raj03 becomes the first Indian woman to score 2000 T20 International Cricket runs .. many congratulations and greater glory to you .. was with me on a KBC show , quiet , humble and dignified !! pic.twitter.com/vvNpLZCWay— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 7, 2018
Kudos to this talented sports woman who made India proud.