Mithali Raj 10000 Runs – Sachin Tendulkar, IPL franchises congratulate: Veteran batter Mithali Raj on Friday became the first Indian female 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 third ODI against South Africa here. She became the second woman to reach 10,000 runs in international cricket. Former England skipper Charlotte Edwards was the first woman to do so. She is the leading run-getter across format with 10,273 runs.
Mithali Raj 10000 Runs: Congratulations are pouring in for the Indian captain from every corner. Legend Sachin Tendulkar, IPL Teams, BCCI, Indian cricketers all are congratulating Mithali on this mega-achievement.
“Heartiest congratulations Mithali on completing 10,000 runs in International Cricket. Terrific achievement… Keep going strong!” Tendulkar tweeted.
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer also joined Tendulkar to wish Mithali on her achievement.
Taking to Twitter, Jaffer wrote, “Many congratulations on reaching 10,000 international runs @M_Raj03. Terrific achievement, a testament to your fitness, skill and dedication towards the game.”
The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) called Mithali “champion cricketer” while sharing the stat.
Indian Premier League IPL franchises also congratulated India’s ODI skipper.
“Congratulations to @M_Raj03 for completing 10,000 runs in international women’s cricket. She is the first Indian to cross this milestone!” Mumbai Indians tweeted.
“Making us all proud since 1999! Mithali Raj becomes the first Indian woman batter to cross 10,000 runs in International Cricket,” Punjab Kings tweeted.
Rajasthan Royals posted a photo of Mithali and wrote: “This is a Mithali Raj appreciation tweet.”
Kolkata Knight Riders wrote: “ODI skipper @mithali breaches another landmark, becoming only the second player, after Charlotte Edwards, to amass 10000 runs in women’s cricket. What a champion! #Cricket #INDWvSAW.”