Lucknow. Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman and second overall to score 10,000 international runs across all formats on Friday (March 12). The milestone came about during India's third one-day game against South Africa in Lucknow.
The 38-year-old joins England's Charlotte Edwards in this exclusive club. Edwards, who retired from international cricket in 2016 has 10,273 international runs to her name. Mithali now has 10,001. The Indian batting mainstay is also 26 runs short of the 7000 ODI runs.
The BCCI tweeted, "What a champion cricketer! First Indian woman batter to score 10K international runs. Take a bow, @M_Raj03." The likes of Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar and former opening batsman Wasim Jaffer were among the few who took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian captain.