Mithali Raj retires from international cricket
Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has said goodbye to international cricket. Mithali Raj announced his retirement on Twitter.
Mithali, who started playing for India in 1999 at the age of 16, is one of the all-time greats of the game. She represented India in 12 Tests, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is and was also the captain, leading Team India to two World Cup finals. She is the highest run scorer in the world in ODIs. He finished his career with 7805 runs with seven centuries and 64 fifties.
Your contribution to Indian Cricket has been phenomenal. Congratulations @M_Raj03 on an amazing career. You leave behind a rich legacy.
We wish you all the very best for your second innings 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/0R66EcM0gT
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 2022
At the same time, she is the first Indian and second woman cricketer in the world to score more than 10,000 runs in international cricket.
Mithali, announced her retirement on social media.
In her farewell message, Mithali said, “Thank you for your love and support over the years! I am going to start my second innings with your blessings and support.
I set out as a little girl on the journey to wear the India blues as representing your country is the highest honour . The journey was full of highs and some lows . Each event taught me something unique and the last 23 years have been the most fulfilling , challenging & enjoyable years of my life .
Like all journeys , this one too must come to an end .
Today is the day I retire from all forms of International Cricket .
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 the tricolour .
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 .
I’d like to thank the BCCI & Shri Jay Shah Sir ( Honorary Secretary , BCCI ) for all the support I have received – first as a player and then as the Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team .
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 .
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 world over .
Special mention to all my fans , thank you for all your love & support .
Thank you for all your love & support over the years!
I look forward to my 2nd innings with your blessing and support. pic.twitter.com/OkPUICcU4u
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 8, 2022
You were an inspiration to me and many others !! @M_Raj03 thank you for everything you have done for Cricket in general !!! I was fortunate to have played alongside you and it’s been an absolute pleasure to share the dressing room !! G.O.A.T #legend #goat #cricket pic.twitter.com/wHSBbAPBaI
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) June 8, 2022