Lucknow: Veteran batter Mithali Raj on Friday became the first Indian woman cricketer and second internationally to complete 10,000 runs across all formats.
The 38-year-old Mithali, who leads the Indian ODI team, joins England's Charlotte Edwards in the elite club. Mithali achieved the feat with a boundary off Anne Bosch in the 28th over of India's innings during the ongoing third ODI against South Africa here.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a champion cricketer! ????????<br><br>First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. ???? ????<br><br>Take a bow, <a href="https://twitter.com/M_Raj03?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@M_Raj03</a>! ????????<a href="https://twitter.com/Paytm?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Paytm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/INDWvSAW?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#INDWvSAW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamIndia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamIndia</a> <a href="https://t.co/6qWvYOY9gC">pic.twitter.com/6qWvYOY9gC</a></p>— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) <a href="https://twitter.com/BCCIWomen/status/1370246605224300546?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
"What a champion cricketer! First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. Take a bow, @M_Raj03," the BCCI tweeted.
But after reaching the milestone, Mitahli departed in the next ball, flicking a Bosch delivery straight to Mignon du Preez at midwicket.
Mithali has amassed 663 runs in 10 Test matches with a best score of 214, while she has 6938 and 2364 runs from 212 ODIs and 89 T20 Internationals respectively.