KARACHI: Former captain of the Pakistan women team Sana Mir has become the first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is.
Mir, 33, is one of Pakistan’s most senior women cricketers and has been representing the country since 2005. She achieved the feat when she took the field against West Indies in the third and final T20I in Karachi on Sunday.
The top-ranked ODI bowler and seasoned all-rounder of Pakistan team was delighted ahead of achieving the landmark. “Every match for Pakistan is a wonderful opportunity and a big responsibility,” Sana told Geo.tv.
“All I can say that I have been privileged to represent Pakistan for so long and have given my best in every match for my country with best of my ability,” she added.
She was part of Pakistan’s inaugural T20I team that played Ireland in 2009 at Dublin, since then, she has missed only two T20Is due to an injury.
Mir is only the sixth woman from around the world to complete a century of T20Is. Daendra Dottin of West Indies leads the list with 109 T20Is to her name.
Among all the women from Asian countries, Mir is the first to achieve this milestone. Fellow Pakistan cricketer Bismah Maroof follows Mir with 94 T20Is, with India’s India’s Harmanpreet Kaur on third with 93 T20Is.