Tributes have poured in after Sana Mir made history by becoming the first female cricketer from Pakistan to top an ICC ODI Player Rankings chart.
Mir was able to achieve the feat courtesy of strong performances in the recent three-match ICC Women's Championship ODI series against Australia, where the experienced off-spinner bagged seven wickets in three outings.
Naturally, Mir's rise to the top of the rankings became a huge talking point. Pakistan captain Javeria Khan was the first to tweet about the achievement, and since then a flurry of congratulatory messages have flooded in via Twitter. Here's the best of the reaction so far.
Alhamdolillah ! Thanks to the Almighty for giving me strength to keep going.— Sana Mir (@mir_sana05) October 23, 2018
Thanks to my parents,family,friends & mentor for unconditional love.
This is a team effort of support staff and players who have helped me excel. I Thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart 🙏❤🇵🇰💪 https://t.co/2KTxKeHcdO
I would also like to thank @ICC for providing us regular opportunities to play with the big teams through ICC women Championship and to Coach Mark Coles , who chose to look at my skill rather than my age.— Sana Mir (@mir_sana05) October 23, 2018
To @TheRealPCB for upgrading our support staff ,so we are better equipped. https://t.co/Uc4R2xvfNl
Well done @mir_sana05 to get the honour for Pakistan to become NO1 bowler in women’s icc ODI ranking , stay blessed— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 23, 2018
Congratulations @mir_sana05 for getting to no1 in icc women’s odi bowling rankings. 👏👏👏 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) October 23, 2018
Congratulations @mir_sana05 well deserved by a worthy adversary and true competitor. Not only are you a fantastic player but you are also a graceful and strong role model for women in Pakistan and across the world. #classact #inspirationalwoman pic.twitter.com/zdx9RtJ2f1— Cecelia Joyce (@CeceliaJoyce44) October 23, 2018
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