India Women’s cricket’s biggest icon Mithali Raj retires from international cricket in the recent developments of June 8th 2022, Wednesday. She has decided to bring the curtains down on her stellar career announcing her retirement from all forms of international cricket.
Mithali took it to Twitter to pen out that she feels it is the perfect time to be out of the playing role and give space to awaited and young talent in the India Women’s cricket team. The lady did not give a clear indication of what her role would be after retiring but she hinted that she might join the coaching panels.
Mithali Raj retires, gives up her international career
“I feel now is the perfect time to call curtains on my playing career as the team is in the capable hands of some very talented young players and the future of Indian Cricket is bright.”
“Each time I stepped on the field, I gave my very best with the intent to help India win. I will always cherish the opportunity given to me to represent tricolour. It was an honour to have led the team for so many years. It definitely shaped me as a person & hopefully helped shape Indian Women’s Cricket as well.
Her statements further specified that she would stay connected with the game for Team India, and for teams all across the world.
“This journey may have ended but another one beckons as I’d love to stay involved in the game I love and contribute to the growth of Women’s Cricket in India and the world over.”
She has been one of the finest Indian women cricketers. The 39-year old batter has played 12 Tests, 232 ODIs, and 89 T20Is, slamming 699, 7805, and 2364 runs sequentially. Mithali made her international debut in the One-Day International match back in 1999.
It must be noted that she is the highest run-getter in women’s international cricket and no woman has surpassed 7805 ODI runs. That is not it as she has many more records to her name, which, you must have a glance at here.
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