The 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup started on March 4 and India playing Pakistan in their opening match of the tournament, Mithali Raj matched a rare feat achieved by Sachin Tendulkar to feature in six World Cup tournaments different with the start of the game against Pakistan.
The 2022 Women’s World Cup has begun and teams are battling to lift the silverware. India and Pakistan are playing their first tournament. Mithali Raj achieved a rare feat after taking the field against the arch-rivals. Mithali became the first female cricketer to compete in six different World Cup tournaments.
She played in her first World Cup in 2000, then played in the tournament in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now 2022. She also edged out New Zealand cricketer Debbie Hockley and England’s Charlotte Edwards. Jhulan Goswami is second on the list with five World Cup tournament appearances.
The only other Indian cricketer to play in so many World Cups is Sachin Tendulkar. He appeared in the ODI Men’s World Cup in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Overall, Mithali, Tendulkar and Javed Miandad are just three cricketers to play in six World Cup tournaments.
India opted to strike first in the match and Mithali only managed to score 9 runs.
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