Vadodara: Former Indian skipper Mithali Raj has change into the primary girl cricketer to have a global profession lasting greater than 20 years.
She achieved the feat as she stepped on the sphere through the first ODI of the three-match sequence between India and South Africa on the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara on Wednesday. She scored 11* as India gained the match by eight wickets in opposition to the Proteas.
Mithali, who made her ODI debut in opposition to Eire on June 26, 1999, has accomplished 20 years and 105 days of her profession within the 50-over format. She can be the one feminine cricketer to have performed ODI cricket for over 20 years.
The appropriate-handed batter holds the file for taking part in the utmost variety of ODIs in girls’s cricket. She has performed 204 ODIs until now and is adopted by England’s Charlotte Edwards (191), Jhulan Goswami (178), Alex Blackwell (144) of Australia.
The 36-year-old has represented India in 10 Checks and 89 T20Is as nicely. Final month, Mithali retired from T20I cricket
General, legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds the file for having the longest worldwide profession — 22 years and 91 days. He’s adopted by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (21 years and 184 days), Javed Miandad (20 years and 272 days) of Pakistan, with Mithali coming in on the fourth spot.