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All good things come to an end: Indian cricketing legend Mithali Raj announces retirement from all formats of cricket

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Mithaliraj Retirement | Veteran India batter Mithali Raj, one of the greatest female cricketers announced retirement on Wednesday from all forms of international cricket. She has had a significant impact in popularizing women’s cricket during her 23 years of journey.

Mithaliraj’s spearheaded and glorious career

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Mithali started playing for India in 1999 when she was just 16-years old. She grew to become one of the greatest players in the history of cricket. The 39-year-old featured in 12 Tests, 232 ODIs, and 89 T20Is. Mithali played 195 matches as a captain. She also ushered the team to the finals of two World Cups.

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She is India’s only double centurion in women’s tests, with her 214 against England in 2002.

In the T20I format, she got into a controversy in the latter part of her career and was disbarred from the eleven during the 2018 T20 World Cup.

Mithali wrote-

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“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,”

Mithaliraj Retirement: A champion bids farewell to the game

World No. 7 batter in the MRF ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

“I set out as a little girl on the journey to wear the India blues as representing your country is the highest honor. 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,” Raj stated.

READ | Mithali Raj: First Indian Women Cricketer to Score 10,000 runs


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