Mithali Raj equals Sachin Tendulkar's elusive World Cup record in a game against Pakistan.

India captain Mithali Raj achieved an incredible feat in their Women's World Cup opener against Pakistan while also equalling the record previously held by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar

Mithali became the first women's cricketer to feature in six different Women's World Cup tournaments.

First Women to play 6 world cups

She made her maiden World Cup appearance in 2000, before playing in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now in 2022.

Her world cup appearances

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She surpassed former New Zealand cricketer Debbie Hockley and Charlotte Edwards of England.

Surpassed two women cricketers

Meanwhile, Jhulan Goswami, her teammate, stands second on the list with five World Cup tournament appearance.

Jhulan stands second in the list

The only other Indian cricketer to feature in as many World Cup matches remains Sachin, who featured in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 World Cup

Equalled Sachin's record

Overall, three cricketers have achieved this elusive feat with Pakistan great Javed Miandad being the other.

Playing 6 world cups