India ODI skipper Mithali Raj on Sunday created history as she became the first woman to complete 7,000 runs in ODIs.
Mithali achieved the feat in the ongoing fourth ODI against South Africa at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. Playing in her 213th ODI for India, she completed her 26th run of the innings yesterday.
The 38-year-old is already the most-capped ODI player in the history of women's cricket. In the last game, she became the first Indian woman to complete 10,000 runs across all formats. She is only the second woman to reach 10,000 runs in international cricket.
Former England skipper Charlotte Edwards was the first woman to do so. She is the leading run-getter across format with 10,273 runs.
Within minutes of breaking out, the news went viral on Twitter. People across India took to Twitter to praise and congratulate the cricketer. Twitterati is also hoping that more and more women get empowered like Mithali and make history like her.
Here are some of the tweets praising Mithali Raj's commendable feat. Have a look.
With inputs from ANI.