PM congratulates Indian cricketer Mitaali Raaj for completing ten thousand runs

New Delhi, Mar 28 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated first Indian women cricketer Mitaali Raaj who made a new record by completing first ten thousand runs in the test cricket.

Speaking on his programme ‘Man Ki Baat’, he said that recently Mitaali Raaj ji has become the first Indian woman cricketer to have made ten thousand runs. Many congratulations to her on this achievement.

“She also is the only international woman player to score seven thousand runs in one day international. Her contribution in the field of women’s cricket is fabulous. Mitali Raj ji has inspired millions during her more than two decades long career. The story of her perseverance and success is an inspiration not just for women cricketers but for men cricketers too”, he added.

Mr Modi also said that in the month of March itself, the international women’s day was celebrated and many women players secured records and medals in their name.

“India bagged the top position during the ISSF World Cup shooting held in Delhi. India also topped the Gold Medals tally. This was possible because of the fabulous display by Indian women and men shooters”, he said.

Referring to badminton ace player P V Sindhu, who won the Silver Medal in the BWF Swiss Open Super 300 Tournament, the Prime Minister said that today, from education to entrepreneurship, armed forces to science and technology, the daughters of the nation have been making a distinct mark everywhere.

“I am especially happy that daughters are making a new place for themselves in sports. Sports is coming up as a preferred choice in professional choices”, he added.


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