Senior Indian Cricketer Mithali Raj celebrated her 38th birthday on Thursday & wishes poured in for her from all across the globe.
India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also extended his birthday greetings to the leading women’s run scorer in ODIs. Yuvraj took to twitter & wrote, “Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the immensely talented @M_Raj03 who has set wonderful benchmarks in Indian cricket. May you continue to lead from the front and make the country proud.”
“Happy Birthday @M_Raj03 keep shining like a star you are,” Aakash Chopra wrote on Twitter. The ICC shared a video of Mithali in which she spoke about her inspirational journey in International Cricket. Mithali Raj made her debut for India in the age of 16 in 1999 scoring an unbeaten 114 runs against Ireland. She has come a long way since then, becoming a crucial player in the Indian team.
She has played 209 ODIs, 89 T20Is and 10 Tests. Mithali Raj is the leading run scorer in women’s ODI with 6,888 runs. She is also the first woman to appear in 200 ODIs. She has hit 7 centuries & 53 half-centuries. Mithali also holds the record of scoring most consecutive half-centuries in women’s ODIs. Not only ODIs but she is also a leading run scorer in women’s T20Is by scoring 2364 runs. The Indian batter has led India to two World Cup finals in 2005 and 2017.