Mithali Raj is one of the pioneers of Women’s Cricket in India and also regarded as one of the best women’s cricketers of all time. India’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj completed 10,000 international runs in her two-decade-long decorated career.
She went past the 10,000 run mark while playing the on-going 3rd ODI against South Africa Women on Friday in Lucknow. She worked away the ball on the leg side for which she got a boundary and completed 10,000 runs in international cricket. Before she fell prey to Anne Bosch she scored 36 runs off 50 balls. The 38-year-old cricketer is the only second woman cricketer after England’s Charlotte Edwards to score 10,000 runs. With this new milestone, Raj has added one more feather to her 20-year-old illustrious career.
Mithali has scored 6974 runs in ODIs while in the T20Is she gathered 2364 runs. In the longest format, she scored 663 runs from 10 Test matches. Mithali made her international debut in the year 1999 in an ODI game against Ireland. So far, she played 212 ODIs for India and smashed 54 half-centuries along with seven centuries in the 50-over format. She featured in 89 T20Is for India, she has a top score of 97 in the shortest format with 17 half-centuries, she announced her retirement from the 20-over format in the year 2019.