Mithali Raj: The First-Ever Indian Women Cricketer to Score 10 Thousand International Runs

Mithali Raj on Friday turned into the first Indian lady to score 10,000 runs in global cricket across all configurations. Mithali scored in the ongoing third One-day International (ODI) against South Africa in Lucknow. The Indian ODI captain scored 36 runs prior to being put away by Anne Bosch. Mithali has scored 6974 runs in ODIs while during the T20Is, she has 2,364 runs to her name. The 38-year-old right-gave hitter has likewise scored 663 runs from 10 Test matches. 

Mithali is presently the second global cricketer to score 10,000 runs across formats. Britain’s Charlotte Edwards is the other women cricketer who has accomplished the same. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appreciated the title holder. Mithali made her worldwide debut against Ireland in an ODI game back in June 1999. She has played 212 ODIs and crushed seven centuries and 54 half-hundreds of years in the 50-over design. Mithali, who addressed India in 89 T20Is, reported her retirement from the shortest format of the game back in September 2019. Mithali has 17 half-hundreds of years in T20Is with a top score of 97 not out. 

Any likes of Indian batting incredible Sachin Tendulkar and previous opening batsman Wasim Jaffer were among the people who took to Twitter to appreciate the Indian chief.  In the match, subsequent to being sent in to bat, India women were in a difficult situation at one phase in the wake of being confined to 64 for two. 

Mithali rescued her difficult situation by sewing a 77-run stand with Punam Raut for the third wicket. Earlier England captain Charlotte Edwards was the first woman to break the 10,000-run barrier in women’s international cricket.

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