first_imgVirat Kohli lauded India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj after she created history by breaching the 6000-run mark in one-day internationals.The 34-year-old Mithali became the first to reach the landmark in women’s ODIs, surpassing England’s Charlotte Edwards, who held the record with 5992 runs up until July 12.A great moment for Indian Cricket, @M_Raj03 becomes the highest run scorer in Women’s ODI Cricket History today. Champion Stuff! ??????- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 12 July 2017Congratulations, @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 – Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 12, 2017Congratulations @M_Raj03 on the remarkable feat of becoming the all-time highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs. More power to you! #Girlpower ???- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 12, 2017Congratulations Indian run-machine @M_Raj03!Highest run getter in women’s ODIs.A true champion! #WomensWorldCup2017 #WWC17 Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 12, 2017NEW WORLD RECORD!Congratulations to #MithaliRaj on breaking Charlotte Edwards’ record for most runs in Women’s ODIs #WWC17 ICC (@ICC) July 12, 2017Mithali, who had recently become the first batswoman to score seven consecutive ODI fifties, first scored 34 to overtake Edwards and then stormed past the 6000-run mark with a huge six.The skipper’s gutsy 69 was instrumental in India’s 226/7 in a crucial Women’s World Cup match against Australia. The Indian total, was however, powered by Punam Raut’s second hundred.Mithali, in the course of the World Cup, has grown in stature and her reading habit before walking in to bat is now common knowledge.advertisementThe Hyderabad girl now has 6028 runs from 183 matches at a staggering average of 51.52. She has scored five hundreds in a career that started in 1999 and has 49 fifties to her name, which is the most by a single player in women’s ODIs.last_img