Former India captain Shantha Rangaswamy on Sunday called Mithali Raj the “Sachin Tendulkar” of women’s cricket and said her record of being the highest run-getter in the game is here to stay.
Mithali, who is already the leading run getter in ODIs, on Saturday surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run getter across formats. They are the only two women cricketers who have more than 10000 runs.
India’s Test and ODI captain averages a staggering 51.80 in the 50-over format.
“Her records speak for themselves. What she has achieved is comparable to the achievements of the great Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. It is safe to say that she will be lonely at the top for a long time. I don’t see her record being broken anytime soon,” Shantha, who is also a BCCI Apex Council member, told PTI.