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Mithali Raj or Punam Raut? Virat Kohli commits blunder on Facebook, deletes the post

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 13, 2017, 3:08 pm IST
Updated Jul 13, 2017, 3:21 pm IST
Kohli wished Mithali Raj on becoming the highest run-getter, but then did a major boo-boo.
Mithali Raj became the first women to score 6,000 runs in ODI cricket. (Photo: AP)
 Mithali Raj became the first women to score 6,000 runs in ODI cricket. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj wrote her name into the record books on Wednesday as she eased past England’s Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run-getter in ODI cricket during the ICC Women’s World Cup. Mithali scored a gritty 69 run knock from 114 deliveries and the entire cricket fraternity poured in with wishes for Mithali for achieving the feat. 

One of the lots was Indian men’s cricket team skipper Virat Kohli who congratulated the star batswoman on Facebook and Twitter. Kohli wrote: “A great moment for Indian Cricket, Mithali Raj becomes the highest run scorer in Women’s ODI Cricket History today. Champion Stuff!” on his Facebook page.

 

However, one of Kohli’s many followers pointed out that the shared picture was that of Indian opener Punam Raut and not Mithali Raj. As the post drew more and more attention, it was quickly deleted from Virat Kohli’s account. 

(Photo: Facebook)(Photo: Facebook)

After posting 226 on board for the Australians to chase, the Indian bowlers were frustrated as Meg Lanning (76*) and Ellyse Perry (60*) made things easy for the Australians. While England, Australia and South Africa have made it to the semi-finals, India now faces a do-or-die situation in their final group match against New Zealand. 
 

 

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