ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Telangana CM hails Mithali Raj on record-breaking feat

Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday congratulated Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on creating a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6,000 runs in the history of women's ODI.

Mithali Raj became the first batswoman to score 6,000 ODI runs. AP

Mithali Raj became the first batswoman to score 6,000 ODI runs. AP

Rao, who sent a congratulatory message to Raj, said she made the country proud with her achievement, a release from his office said.

Rao wished that the Indian women's cricket team achieve greater heights under the leadership of Raj.

Raj on Wednesday created a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6000 runs in the history of women's ODI during the ICC World Cup match against Australia.

The Indian team now have two current world record holders with pacer Jhulan Goswami being the leading wicket-taker in 50-over cricket.

Against Australia, Raj surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards's 5992 runs when she reached 34, thereby becoming the highest scorer in ODIs.


Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 18:22 PM

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