Women’s One Day International tournaments are in full swing, but the Indian women's team is not having their finest moment at the ODIs. In the recent match, New Zealand defeated India by 3 wickets and 3 balls to spare. However, this match was especially unforgettable for the star skipper Mithali Raj. Mithali scored a half-century during the match and achieved more than 7500 ODI runs. And now she has become the highest run-scorer in the history of women’s ODI cricket.

Mithali Raj became the captain of the Indian National Cricket Team in the year 2004, and now she is the first captain to score 5000+ runs as ODI captain in women’s cricket. Mithali's latest feat took her average run-chase in ODIs up to 111.29. And with that, she passed both MS Dhoni with 103.07 and Virat Kohli with 97.98 in ODIs. Mithali Raj has also become the longest actively playing ODI cricketer in the world, with 22 years, 100 days, and counting. Earlier, the record of longest careers in both men’s and women’s cricket was in the name of Sachin Tendulkar with 22 years and 91 days. But now Mithali Raj has broken that record as well. And it’s a proud moment for India as no other cricketer has been actively playing in one-day international cricket for as long as 22 years.

At a time when all the cricket fans in India were enthralled by the news of IPL 2022 auctions, Mithali Raj made history in the world of cricket. And this stalwart of the Indian cricket team can now also become the first Indian woman to play 200 ODI matches if she plays in the 3rd ODI as well. And with all her record-breaking performance, Mithali Raj has certainly become one of the greatest cricketers of this era. 

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