Mithali Raj who is one of the finest women players in the history of women’s cricket took retirement from all formats of the game. Mithali is India’s most successful women cricketer and she is an inspiration for many. In this article, we will see all her achievements, career stats, and records.
- Mithali Raj is India’s all-time leading run-scorer including all three formats tests, ODIs, and T20Is and because of her achievements, she got the nickname lady Sachin Tendulkar of Indian women’s cricket.
- In the 2017 women’s World Cup, Mithali Raj scored seven consecutive half-centuries after which she registered the record for most consecutive half-centuries after her name.
- Mithali Raj’s world cup records are just incredible. She is the first Indian cricketer to score 1000 World Cup runs and overall, she is the 5th woman cricketer to achieve this record.
- She also holds the record of playing most consecutive one-day internationals for a team. She has played 109 consecutive ODIs for India.
Her first award was the Arjuna award which she got in 2003. Then in 2015, she got the Padma Shri award which is the fourth highest civilian award in India. In 2017 she got the Vogue sportsperson of the year award on Vogue’s 10th anniversary. In 2017 she also got a youth sports icon of excellence award, BBC 100 women, and Wisden leading woman cricketer of the year. Then his latest award came in 2021 when she got the Khel Ratna award which is the highest honour for a sportsperson in India.
Stats and career
- She made her test debut in 2002 against England and in her whole career, she has played 12 test matches and scored 699 test runs with an overall average of 43.68. her highest individual test score was 214 which is still the second-highest test score in women’s test cricket history.
- She made her ODI debut in 1999 against Ireland and in her whole career, she has played 232 ODIs and made 7805 runs with a batting average of 50.68. She has 7 centuries and 64 half-centuries in ODIs with the highest score of 125*. She also has 8 wickets in her ODI career.
- She made her T20I debut in 2006 against England and in her whole T20I career she has played 89 matches and made 2364 runs with an average of 37.52 and 17 half-centuries with the highest score of 97* in T20Is.