Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman and second overall to score 10,000 international runs on Friday. 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.
Watch: Throwback to our chat with Mithali Raj discusses her longevity, India playing Tests and the her hopes for the World Cup during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Starting the day 35 short of the 10,000-run mark and 62 short of 7000 runs in ODIs (which would make her the first batter to get to the…