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.
Mithali Raj tops an illustrious list of India’s most prolific T20I run-scorers 💪🇮🇳
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— ICC (@ICC) November 15, 2018
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.
The glass ceilings are shattering everywhere! Congratulations Mithali! https://t.co/bpXM38etjU
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) November 16, 2018
Mithali Raj now has more T20I runs than Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Wov, a great Indian Star, outstanding @M_Raj03 Mithali you rock! Very proud of you! @PMOIndia @narendramodi @rajvendrarathor @rashtrapatibhvn https://t.co/zHDLMjLWZE
— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) November 16, 2018
Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) is one of the phenomenal sportspersons India has ever witnessed. No wonder she is currently the top run-getter in one of the cricket formats. #MithaliRaj #INDvIRE #ICCWomensWorldT20
— Midhun K Madhu (@mkm_midhun) November 16, 2018
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