Mithali Raj Retires, Know Her 7 Best Cricket Achievements
Mithali Raj, the most recognized women’s cricket player and top run scorer in women’s cricket history, India’s most successful women’s captain.
She is such a legend who encouraged many young girls to take up the sport, called it a day on Wednesday after a glittering career. Let’s take a look at Mithali Raj’s Achievements over her 23-year long cricket career.
Top 7 Best Achievements of Mithali Raj
Former India women’s cricket team captain, Mithali Raj, announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket &
“Like all journeys, this one too must come to an end,”
– Mithali Raj
Let’s celebrate her illustrious career with a recap of her greatest achievements.
Mithali retires with 10,868 runs to her name, which is the most any player has scored in women’s international cricket.
Mithali is one of the only two female cricketers to have scored over 10,000 runs in international cricket, the other being former England captain Charlotte Edwards.
Mithali tops the list of all-time highest run-scorers in women’s ODI cricket. She scored 7,805 runs in women’s ODIs, the format she has played the most.
Mithali retires as India’s highest run-scorer in the T20Is, the shortest format of the game. She has played 89 International T20 matches across her career spanning over 2 decades.
Mithali captained India in 155
At the young age of 19, Mithali scored her first double-century in red-ball cricket, which makes her the youngest double-centurion in women’s cricket.
She scored 214 off 407 balls against England in Taunton, ending the match in a draw.
Mithali was appointed as India’s Test skipper at the age of 22, making her the 3rd youngest captain in the women’s game.
Mithali Raj is the first Indian batter, and only the second overall, to score 10,000 runs across all formats in women’s international cricket.
Mithali Raj said about her retirement,
“This journey may have ended but another one beckons as I’d love to stay involved in the game! I love and contribute to the growth of Women’s Cricket in India and World over.”
If you want to know more about Mithali Raj, you can watch her biopic movie named, ‘Shabaash Mithu.’ The Tapsee Pannu starrer film is going to release in July, 2022.