For R.S.R. Murthy, it is a special moment as her ward and India women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj crossed the milestone of 10,000 runs in international cricket against South Africa in Lucknow on Friday.

The famous coach-duo combination from Hyderabad is also celebrating 20 years of bonding which helped the famed cricketer produce some of her best batting displays in the international circuit.

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“It is obviously a great feeling and a proud moment for all of us. She joined South Central Railway in 2001 and since then has been training with me (earlier it was late Sampath of RTC who was Mithali’s first coach),” Murthy informed Sportstar.

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