Revealed on: Jun 09, 2022
Indian girls’s cricket legend Mithali Raj introduced her retirement from all types of international cricket on Wednesday, June 8. The 39-year-old, who debuted in international cricket as a 16-year-old means again in 1999, finishes a wonderful 23-year-old profession with 12 Checks, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is. Whereas she retired from T20 international cricket in 2019, Raj was captain of the Take a look at and one-day groups on the time of her retirement.
Sharing an emotional put up on Twitter, the India nice wrote, “Thanks for all of your love & help over time! I sit up for my 2nd innings along with your blessing and help.”
Her assertion learn, “I set out as slightly woman on the journey to put on the India blues as representing your nation is the very best honour. The journey was stuffed with highs and a few lows. Every occasion taught me one thing distinctive and the final 23 years have been essentially the most fulfilling, difficult and gratifying years of my life. Like all journeys, this one too should come to an finish. Immediately is the day I retire from all types of international cricket.”
Mithali ends her profession with 7,805 runs in ODI matches. She is the primary girls batter in international cricket to attain over 7000 runs within the format. Raj hammered seven centuries and a report 64 fifties in her one-day profession.
She added in her retirement assertion, “Every time I stepped on the sector, I gave my easiest with the intent to assist India win. I’ll at all times cherish the chance given to me to characterize the tricolour. I really feel now’s the proper time to name curtains on my taking part in profession because the group is within the succesful fingers of some very gifted younger gamers and the way forward for Indian cricket may be very brilliant.”
Mithali scored 699 runs in Checks and 2364 runs at a mean of 37.52 in T20Is. The 39-year-old holds the report for having scored essentially the most variety of runs in girls’s international cricket. She achieved the feat in July 2021, when she surpassed Charlotte Edwards’ tally of 10,273 runs.
Thanking the BCCI for supporting her as player and captain of the Indian Ladies’s group, Mithali concluded her assertion by saying, “It was an honour to have led the group for therefore a few years. It positively formed me as an individual & hopefully helped form Indian Ladies’s Cricket as effectively. This journey might have ended however one other one beckons as I’d love to remain concerned within the sport I like and contribute to the expansion of Ladies’s Cricket in India and world over.
“Particular point out to all my followers. thanks for all of your love & help,” she signed off.
–By A Cricket Correspondent