Twitter Reacts As Mithali Raj Announces Retirement From International Cricket
Twitter Reacts As Mithali Raj Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Legendary India Women’s National Cricket Team batter and captain Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. The Indian cricketing icon had already retired from the shorter format of the game in September 2019.

Mithali played 232 ODIs, 12 Tests and 89 T20I for the India Women’s National Cricket Team and scored 7805 runs at an average of 50.7 in ODIs, 699 runs at an average of 43.68 in Tests and 2364 runs in T20Is at an average of 37.52.

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj. Image: BCCI Women/Twitter

Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in the history of women’s international cricket and she has been awarded by Arjuna, Padma Shri & Khel Ratna awards.

Mithali Raj also holds several records in Women’s cricket as she is the highest run-scorer in Women’s ODIs and she is the player to participate in most WODIs.

Also, she holds the record for most wins as a captain in Women’s ODIs and she is the player to smash most centuries for India in Women’s ODIs.

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj. Image: BCCI Women/Twitter

The 39-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday, June 8 to make her retirement announcement. She stated that it was an honour for her to represent India at the highest level and added that she would stay involved in the game even after her retirement and will contribute to the growth of women’s cricket all over the world.

“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 out 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,” she wrote in a message posted on Twitter.

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj (Image Credit: Twitter)

“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 the world over,” she further mentioned.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Mithali Raj’s Retirement:

 

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