Mithali Raj, the captain of the India Women’s cricket team, became the first Indian woman cricketer and the second woman cricketer in the world to score 10,000 runs in all three formats.
Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman to score 10,000 runs in all forms of international cricket on Friday. Mithali achieved the feat in the third One-day International (ODI) against South Africa, which is currently taking place in Lucknow. Before being dismissed by Anne Bosch, the Indian ODI captain scored 36 runs. Mithali has a total of 6974 runs in ODIs and 2,364 runs in T20Is. In ten Test matches, the 38-year-old right-handed batter has scored 663 runs.
Mithali Raj has been the second woman to score 10,000 runs in international cricket in all formats. Charlotte Edwards of England is the only other woman cricketer to accomplish this feat. The champion cricketer was congratulated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Mithali made her international debut in an ODI match against Ireland in June 1999. In 50-over cricket, she has played 212 ODIs and scored seven centuries and 54 half-centuries. Mithali, who played in 89 T20Is for India, declared her retirement from the sport’s shortest format in September 2019. Mithali has 17 half-centuries in Twenty20 Internationals, with the best score of 97 not out.
Among those who congratulated the Indian captain on Twitter were Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former opening batsman Wasim Jaffer.
After being sent in to bat, India’s women found themselves in trouble after being limited to 64 for two. Mithali rescued her team by putting together a 77-run third-wicket stand with Punam Raut.