Indian girls ODI skipper and skilled batswoman Mithali Raj turned 38 on Thursday and cricket fraternity got here in unison to increase heat birthday greetings to the previous.
From the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, all took to their social media handles to want Mithali on her big day.
Sharing a glimpse of Mithali’s splendid knock in opposition to New Zealand in an ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 conflict, the BCCI prolonged heat greetings to the Indian batswoman by itemizing down a few of her profession information up to now.
“Leading run-scorer in WODIs, Youngest to score a 100 in WODIs, 1st Indian to reach 2000 runs in T20Is.Wishing #TeamIndia WODI skipper @M_Raj03 – a legend and an inspiration – a very happy birthday. Let’s relive her match-winning ton in #WWC17,” the nation’s cricket board tweeted.
Leading run-scorer in WODIs
Youngest to attain a 100 in WODIs
1st Indian to achieve 2000 runs in T20Is
Let’s relive her match-winning ton in #WWC17
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) December 3, 2020
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh additionally took to his official Twitter deal with and wished a really Happy Birthday to ‘immensely gifted’ Mithali Raj who has set fantastic benchmarks in Indian cricket.
“Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the immensely talented @M_Raj03 who has set wonderful benchmarks in Indian cricket. May you continue to lead from the front and make the country proud,” Singh wrote.
Wishing a really Happy Birthday to the immensely gifted @M_Raj03 who has set fantastic benchmarks in Indian cricket. May you proceed to steer from the entrance and make the nation proud
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 3, 2020
Mithali’s teammate and tempo spearhead Jhulan Goswami additionally prolonged wishes to the birthday woman by writing,”Wishing you a fantastic birthday Mithali! I hope this the beginning of the best year ever for you. Have a great day! @M_Raj03.”
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) December 3, 2020
Just like BCCI, the International Cricket Council (ICC) additionally listed down the profession stats of Mithali whereas wishing the Indian ODI skipper on her birthday.
Leading run-scorer in girls’s ODIs
Highest run-scorer for in girls’s T20Is
Two-time Women’s @cricketworldcup finalist
Most consecutive fifties in girls’s ODIs –
Happy birthday to Mithali Raj!
Watch her inform her story on this particular video from CWC 2017: pic.twitter.com/Sp5QnmyN3s
— ICC (@ICC) December 3, 2020
Meanwhile, former cricketer and famend commentator Aakash Chopra additionally wished Mithali and hoped that she continues to shine like a star.
“Happy Birthday @M_Raj03 Keep shining like a you are,” Chopra wrote.
Happy Birthday @M_Raj03 Keep shining like a you might be.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 3, 2020
Mithali made her worldwide debut for the Women in Blue throughout a One-Day International (ODI) in opposition to Ireland in June 1999.
In January 2002, Mithali appeared in her first match for India within the longest format of the sport throughout a conflict in opposition to England in 2002, whereas her T20I debut got here in opposition to the identical staff 4 years later in August 2016.
So far, she has appeared in 89 T20Is, 209 ODIs and 10 Tests for India, amassing a complete of 9,951 runs in it.
Last yr, Mithali bid adieu to the shortest format of the sport with a view to shift her focus completely on her preparations for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021.
In 2005, Mithali was appointed as the captain of the Indian girls’s cricket staff.Under her management, India have performed 132 ODI matches and received 82 of them moreover additionally enjoying six Tests and successful three of them.
Mithali stays the best run-scorer in girls’s worldwide cricket and the one feminine cricketer to surpass the 6,000-run mark in ODIs.She can also be the primary participant to attain seven half-centuries in a row moreover alos holding the document of scoring most fifties within the format.
Mithali can also be the one participant to have led India in a couple of ICC ODI World Cup final–leading the aspect in 2005 and 2017.