India’s star woman cricketer Mithali Raj became the first women cricketer to score 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I).
He achieved the feat in 75 matches during her knock of 23. The International Cricket Council (ICC) took note of Raj’s milestone and congratulated her on Twitter
She has joined a very illustrious group of players who have scored more than 2000 runs in T20Is and she now stands at seventh spot in the list of most runs scored in this format. The top most run getter is Charlotte Edwards (England), who has scored 2605 runs.
In total, Raj has played 74 matches (71 innings) in which she has managed to score these many runs. Mithali has also slammed 14 fifties thus far and her highest score being 76*. India T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is the closest Indian cricketer to Mithali Raj on this list as she has scored 1467 runs in 79 matches (70 innings). Interestingly, India men’s team captain Virat Kohli (1,983) is the next Indian on the list, followed by Rohit Sharma (1,852) and Suresh Raina (1,499).