Mithali Raj becomes first Indian to score 2,000 T20I runs

The 35-year-old right-hander from Jodhpur achieved the landmark after scoring a single off Oshadi Ranasinghe, en route to her knock of 23 during India’s seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women’s Asia Cup T20.

Mithali Raj, now, has 2,015 runs in 75 matches.   -  PTI

Star batswoman Mithali Raj on Thursday became the first Indian cricketer to amass 2,000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). The 35-year-old right-hander from Jodhpur achieved the landmark after scoring a single off Oshadi Ranasinghe, en route to her knock of 23 during India’s seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women’s Asia Cup T20, here. She, now, has 2,015 runs in 75 matches.

The ICC acknowledged Mitahli’s milestone and congratulated her on Twitter.

 

The BCCI also congratulated Raj on her achievement.

 

Mithali is the seventh woman to reach 2,000-runs, a list which is being headed by Charlotte Edwards (2,605), followed by Stafanie Taylor (2,582) and Suzie Bates (2,515).

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).