Mithali Raj with her extraordinary persistence becomes the first Indian Woman cricketer to score 7,000 runs in ODI
IND vs SA : Mithali Raj reached another landmark on Sunday with 7,000 runs, after leading the run-score of 10,000 runs in the history of women’s ODIs.
Mithali Raj became the first cricketer to score 7,000 runs in the Women’s ODI during the fourth match against South Africa on Sunday. She is the leading run-scorer and achieved another landmark to her name on Sunday. During the ongoing ODI in Lucknow against South Africa’s Women, Raj went past her 7,000+ run mark with her partnership with Punam Raut. She just needed 26 more runs to complete her mark on Sunday.
In the previous game against South Africa, she became the first Indian Woman to score 10,000 runs in international cricket, and second in the world becoming a runner up to the former England Captain Charlotte Edward.
For now, Mithali is well ahead of former England cricketer Charlotte in the international cricket with the ODIs run-scorer list. Charlotte had scored 5,992 runs in ODIs that lasted for over 2 decades.
The 38-year-old cricketer, Mithali Raj, made her debut in the game against Ireland in 1999 and is now playing her 213th ODI. She has scored around 54 half-centuries, which is also a record, and seven centuries. Mithali’s highest scored was 125 against Sri Lanka Women in 2018.
Raj has represented India in 89 T20Is and has announced her retirement way back in September 2019. With a top score of 97-not-out, Raj has about 17 centuries in T201s.