Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj broke the world record by becoming the highest run-getter in one-day international cricket, surpassing former England captain Charlotte Edwards’ record of 5992 runs.
Mithali, during her knock of 69 during India’s World Cup match against Australia at Bristol, got past Edwards’ mark and also became the first woman to breach the 6000-run mark.
Accolades started pouring in on Twitter for the Indian captain the moment she made history. India cricket captain Virat Kohli congratulated her compatriot for creating a new world record. He tweeted “A great moment for Indian Cricket, @M_Raj03 becomes the highest run scorer in Women’s ODI Cricket History today. Champion Stuff!" on his account
The International Cricket Council also went ahead and congratulated the Indian captain for her great feat, which will be very tough to beat as most of the current players are miles behind her.
— ICC (@ICC) July 12, 2017
Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble also joined the list of formercricketers who congratulated Mithali on her feat. Mithali made her international debut in the year 1999, the year that ‘jumbo’ equalled Jim Laker’s world record of picking up all ten wickets in an innings of a Test match. He tweeted “Wonderful to hear that @M_Raj03 has become the all-time highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs. Congratulations!"
Other cricketers who congratulated the Indian captain included India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and former middle-order batsman Mohammed Kaif.