Mithali Raj Retires: India’s legendary cricketer Mithali Raj announced her retirement from international cricket at the World Cricket League Finals in India. Women’s one-day international cricket’s leading run scorer retires.
Raj is leaving as the player with the most runs in women’s ODIs
Mithali Raj Retires: Mithali Raj, an Indian cricket legend, said on Wednesday that she was giving up all forms of international cricket. She posted a statement on Twitter, thanking everyone for their “love and support.” Mithali is leaving as the player with the most runs in women’s ODIs. She played for India in 232 games, scoring a total of 7805 runs at a rate of 50.68 per game. She had already said that she would stop playing T20 internationals. Mithali’s first game for her country was an ODI against Ireland in June 1999. Raj was the captain of India at the ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year. India didn’t make it to the semi-finals, though.
India lost to England in a close game in the final of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup. She was the team’s captain. Mithali was also the captain of the team in 2005, when India lost the ICC Women’s World Cup final to Australia.
Mithali Raj International Test Career
The stylish batter got 2364 runs in 89 T20Is, which is the most any Indian has gotten up to this point. Mithali has also played for India in 12 Test matches, where she has scored 699 runs. During her more than 20-year career, she got 8 international centuries and 85 fifties. In 2002, when she played against England, she scored 214 runs, which is still the second highest score by a batter in women’s Test cricket.
“Thank you for all the love and help you have given me over the years. I’m looking forward to my second round with your help and blessing” Mithali sent a tweet.
Mithali Raj’s complete statement is available below
Mithali Raj Retires: “I started my journey to wear the India blues when I was a little girl, because representing your country is the highest honor. There were both good and bad parts of the trip. Each thing that happened taught me something new, and the last 23 years have been the most rewarding, difficult, and fun years of my life. Like all other trips, this one must also end. Today is the last day I will play any kind of International Cricket.
Every time I went out on the field, I tried my hardest to help India win. I will always be grateful for the chance I was given to represent the tricolor. I think now is the best time to end my playing career because the team is in good hands with some very talented young players and the future of Indian cricket looks good.
I’d like to thank the BCCI and Shri Jay Shah Sir, the Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, for all the help I’ve gotten as a player and now as Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. It was a privilege to be the team’s leader for so many years. It changed me as a person, and I hope it did the same for Indian Women’s Cricket. This journey may be over, but another one is just around the corner. I’d love to keep playing the game I love and help Women’s Cricket grow in India and around the world.
I want to thank all of my fans for all of their love and support. Mithali“