Mithali Raj becomes first Indian to score 2,000 runs in T20 International
Mithali Raj on June 7, 2018 became the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals. She achieved the feat during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 at Kaula Lumpur.
Mithali now has 2,015 runs in 75 matches. Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli with 1,983 runs is the next on the list, followed by Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina.
• Mithali became the seventh woman cricketer and the only Indian to achieve the T20I feat.
• Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli with 1,983 runs is the next Indian on the list, followed by Rohit Sharma (1,852) and Suresh Raina (1,499).
• Overall, the list is headed by former England captain Charlotte Edwards (2605), followed by current West Indies and New Zealand captains, Stafanie Taylor (2,582) and Suzie Bates(2,582).
• Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum from New Zealand are the only two male cricketers to have crossed the 2000 mark in T20 Internationals, with 2271 runs and 2140 runs respectively.
Debut in Cricket
• Mithali Raj has played both Test and One Day International cricket for India's women's cricket team.
• She made her One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored unbeaten 114 runs.
• She made her Test debut in the 2001–02 season against South Africa at Lucknow.
• The ace batswoman is a part-time leg-break bowler as well.