Indian cricketer Mithali Raj, who is currently the ODI captain of the women’s national cricket team, has become the first female cricketer in India to score 10,000 international runs!
According to NDTV, she reached the remarkable milestone in the ongoing 3rd One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa in Lucknow.
Besides Mithali Raj, England’s Charlotte Edwards is the only other woman cricketer who has achieved this milestone.
According to TOI, several celebrities and cricketers took to congratulate Mithali Raj for her achievement. Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Jaffer, and several official Twitter accounts of IPL teams wished the India captain. Have a look:
Heartiest congratulations Mithali on completing 1️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ runs in International Cricket.
Terrific achievement… 👏🏻
Keep going strong! 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/1D2ybiVaUt
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 12, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 12, 2021
Congratulations to @M_Raj03 for completing 10,000 runs in international women's cricket 👏
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 12, 2021
Mithali RAJ – ruling the cricketing world since 1999 👑
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 12, 2021
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 12, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 12, 2021
— P C Mohan (@PCMohanMP) March 12, 2021
Take a bow @M_Raj03!
First Indian batswoman to cross 10,000 international runs!
— Mangalam Maloo (@blitzkreigm) March 12, 2021
NDTV further reports that Mithali Raj has played 212 ODI matches and has scored seven centuries and 54 half-centuries in the 50-over format.
Congratulations Mithali! Here’s wishing you many more runs in the future!
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