The Indian women’s cricket team succumbed to a loss against Australia last night, but it was a match to savour for Mithali Raj, as she suprassed Charlotte Edwards to become the leading run scorer in women’s ODI cricket.
She also became the first batsman in ODI cricket to amass 6000 runs. Mithali scored 69 of 114 balls against Australia, but her record breaking innings couldn’t muster a win for India.
As soon as Mithali achieved the amazing feat, social media did its thing by congratulating her on this incredible individual achievement. But there was one congratulatory message that caught everyone’s eyes.
Virat Kohli showered his appreciation on Mithali Raj, but the image that he posted along with it was what caught the attention of Indian fans. While congratulating Mithali, Virat had ‘accidentally’ posted Poonam Raut’s photo, much to the dismay of Mithali’s(and Indian Cricket’s) fans.
Virat would need some explanation from his PR team, who posted the wrong image and let it stay there long enough for people to be able to take a screenshot. While it was posted under Virat’s name, it is a well known fact that Virat does not actually handle his social media accounts himself, and has outsourced it to a PR agency.
But coming under his name, he will have to take full responsibility for it and maybe give a good beating to his PR firm regarding it.
Mithali and Raut forged a huge partnership last night, after Mandhana failed to trouble the scorers. While Mithali could amass 69 runs, Raut went on to score a ton, thereby taking India to 227 against a very strong Australian bowling unit.
Mithali made her debut in the 2004/05 Women’s world cup and hasn’t looked back since. She is lynchpin of the Indian batting line-up and has been for all this time. India would be hoping that she continues her good form, as we are now getting into the business end of the tournament.