Mithali Raj is India’s Highest T20 Run-Scorer!!

She beats Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli!

It’s a proud moment for Indians, especially for women, with Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj achieving a feat that very few sports persons have achieved. In the Women’s World T20, India managed to secure a place in the semi-finals and this couldn’t have been possible without Mithali Raj’s half-century.

On Thursday, she became the highest run-getter in T20Is, surpassing other male players including Rohit Sharma and Indian men’s team captain Virat Kohli. With 2283 T20I runs thus far, she beats them by a fair margin with their scores being 2207 and 2102 runs in T20Is respectively.

Considered to be a prolific batswoman, Mithali Raj has set and broken many records in the past. She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs. She is the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs. Raj also holds the record for most half-centuries in WODIs. In June 2018 during the 2018 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup, Mithali Raj became the first player from India (either male or female) to score 2000 runs in T20Is and also set the milestone for becoming the first woman cricketer to reach 2000 T20I runs.

Fans have since been cheering for the 35-year-old’s brilliant feat.

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