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.
Congratulations, @M_Raj03! Becoming the highest run scorer in Women's ODIs is a huge achievement. Also, superb knock today!— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2017
The whole of India is super proud of @M_Raj03 's spectacular achievement of becoming the all time leading scorer in the world in Women ODI's— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 13, 2017
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.
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.