Mithali overpowers Rohit, Harmanpreet stumps Dhoni
It is rare feat that a woman cricketer has achieved in India. You may not believe it, but batter and former captain Mithali Raj has now scored more runs than hit-man Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli. Mithali remains ahead of Rohit after her magnificent 51 off 56 balls against Ireland in the ongoing T20 World Cup in West Indies.
New Delhi, Nov 16: It is rare feat that a woman cricketer has achieved in India. You may not believe it, but batter and former captain Mithali Raj has now scored more runs than hit-man Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli. Mithali remains ahead of Rohit after her magnificent 51 off 56 balls against Irelandin the ongoing T20 World Cup in West Indies.What you may not know is the fact that Mithali is the highest run getter for India in T20s (boh men and women combined). The 35-year-old had gone past Rohit with her scintillating 56 off 47 balls against Pakistan in World Cup T20.Mithali now has 17 T20s half-centuries. Current Indian women's cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur is fourth on the list, ahead of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.With 1487 runs, Mahi is sixth, just behind Raina.Most Runs for India in T20s (Men & Women combines)Mithali Raj 2283 runs in 80 inningsRohit Sharma 2207 runs in 80 inningsVirat Kohli 2102 runs in 58 inningsHarmanpreet Kaur 1827 runs in 80 inningsSuresh Raina 1605 runs in 66 inningsMS Dhoni 1487 runs in 80 inningsVeteran Mithalis's 50 had helped India thrash Ireland by 52 runs in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday. After the thumping win, Indian eves have reached semi finals for the third time in Women's World T20.Against Pakistan, Mithali opened the innings for India last Sunday and scored a hard hitting 56 off 47 before being dismissed in 18th over. In the process she went past Rohit as the highest scorer for India (men women combined) in T20s. Mithali then had 2232 runs and topped the list with Rohit at the second spot with 2207 runs. She was already ahead of Kohli who has 2102 runs in 72 innings.She helped India crush Pakistan by 7 wickets. It was a deserving revenge for the two-run defeat that they suffered in T20 World Cup 2016. It was a surprise move by the Indian management had sprung a surprise by asking Mithali to open the innings, as the former captain did not get a chance to bat in the previous match against New Zealand. “I don’t know. By default, all my years I’ve been in the middle. So I enjoy being there and I would like to continue batting there. I enjoy opening. I enjoy batting No. 3. At the end of the day, I just enjoy batting. Chasing puts a little pressure, to keep up the run-rate, but that’s is what I enjoy,” said Mithali after the match against PaksitanNews24 Bureau(Photo:Internet)