Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs
India Women’s captain Mithali Raj has become the second women’s cricketer to score 10,000 runs in international cricket. The 38-year-old achieved the feat during her 36-run knock versus South Africa Women’s in the 3rd ODI in Lucknow.
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards was the first one to breach the 10,000-run barrier in women’s international cricket.
Mithali Raj has now now 10,001 runs to his name in international cricket. She has scored 6,974 runs in ODI cricket, while in T20I and Test cricket, she has 2,364 and 663 runs respectively, to her name.
The Rajasthan-born cricketer has scored 9 hundreds (1 in Test and 7 in ODIs) and 59 fifties (4 in Tests and 54 in ODIs). She averages 50.64 in ODI cricket.
What a champion cricketer! 👏👏
First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. 🔝 👍
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 12, 2021
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
Mithali RAJ – ruling the cricketing world since 1999 👑
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 12, 2021