Ind-W vs SA-W 3rd ODI: Mithali Raj completes 10,000 runs in international cricket, Twitterati go gaga over her achievements, calls her ‘legend’, ‘GOAT’- India captain Mithali Raj on Friday reached a historic landmark. She became the first woman cricketer in India to complete 10,000 runs. Overall she is second after England’s Charlotte Edwards.
The 38-year-old reached the milestone when she completed 35 runs against South Africa Women in the 3rd ODI. Mithali Raj has over 75 fifties and 8 centuries in international cricket. She had made her debut against South Africa in 1999.
She is only 272 runs behind Edwards to become the all-time highest scorer in women’s international cricket. Former England player had amassed 10,273 runs across all formats.
As soon as Mithali Raj completed her 10,000 runs, Twitterati went gaga over the internet. While some of them called her legend, others said ‘Greatest of all Times’. Take a look at some reactions on Twitter below.
“Whoa! Great achievement!. Wonder will surpass lady only few scores above her. Great achievement as she has a long career & zest for game is same & quality is once settles in make it count with big scores & very strong on basics of game i.e. defence, stroke play etc.
Whoa! Great achievemen!. Wonder will surpass lady only few scores above her. Great achievement as she has a long career & zest for game is same & quality is once settles in make it count with big scores & very strong on basics of game i.e. defense, stroke play etc. "Mithali Raj"
— Nuryanana (@nuryanana_kaush) March 12, 2021
“Congratulation on completing 10k runs in international cricket. Only second women’s cricketer to do it. Wow.”
Congratulation to Mithali Raj on completing 10k runs in international cricket. Only second women's cricketer to do it. Wow.
— Kaushik 🏏 (@_CricKaushik_) March 12, 2021
Remember the name MITHALI RAJ pic.twitter.com/Oe22JLhD8Z
— AAYUSH SHETTY 🇮🇳 (@Bebaslachara) March 12, 2021
— SK SHAAN (@sk__shaan) March 12, 2021
Mithali Raj! What a cricketer! 10000 international runs 💪🏼 #INDWvSAW
— Tina Tengra 🙅🏻♀️ (@tinatengra07) March 12, 2021
— Cricket Update By Kushal (@by_kushal) March 12, 2021
1⃣0⃣,0⃣0⃣0⃣ international runs for Mithali Raj!
— Abhishek (@abhibadarda453) March 12, 2021
In the third ODI, South Africa Women won the toss and elected to bowl first. The 5-match ODI series between the two teams are currently tied at 1-1. India would like to give a winning tribute to the living legend in today’s match and the ODI series.
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