Team India skipper Mithali Raj rewrote the record book once again as she became the highest-run scorer across formats, during the third ODI against England on Saturday. She slammed an unbeaten 75 to take her team to the first win of the tour, and surpassed the career tally of former England skipper Charlotte Edwards as well.
Mithali now became the world’s most prolific batter in women’s internationals, overtaking Edwards’ 10,273 runs. As soon as she achieved this feat, #MithaliTheGOAT started trending on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:
Congratulations captain on this magnanimous achievement and wish you all the best for future games. WELL DESERVED ❤#ENGvIND #MithaliRaj #MithaliTheGOAT #Captain #Queen pic.twitter.com/wlXNjPIKfx— Suganya Murugan (@Suganyao3) July 3, 2021
Legend #MithaliRaj Achievement.@M_Raj03 make highest score international women Cricket.She created history.10277 score in 317 matches. #MithaliTheGOATCongratulations Sister! pic.twitter.com/IPKFObe3Jc— Gursewak Insan (@U_r_unique_love) July 4, 2021
GOAT @M_Raj03Congratulations skipper is now the LEADING RUN-GETTER in women's international cricket across formats.
— Kalpana. (@Kalpana0247) July 3, 2021
Congratulations To #TeamIndia captain @M_Raj03 is now the LEADING RUN-GETTER in women's international cricket across formats. #MithaliRaj #MithaliTheGOAT @BCCIdomestic @BCCIWomen @BCCI @ICC @T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/SYASESE2Ls— Nilesh Gadhavi (@NSGadhavi) July 4, 2021
As far as the ODIs are concerned, Mithali leads the charts too with 7304 runs at an average of 51.80. She also has seven hundreds to her name. The second spot is occupied by England’s Charlotte Edwards again. Surprisingly Mithali has only six ducks to her name.