India’s legendary woman cricketer Mithali Raj on Wednesday announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket. The veteran batter announced her retirement after a glorious international career spanning nearly 23 years.
Raj released a statement on social media on Wednesday, saying: “Like all journeys, this one too must come to an end. Today is the day I retire from all forms of international cricket.”
“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.”
Mithali Raj completes her 23-year international career with 7805 ODI runs in 232 matches, at an average of just over 50. She also scored 2364 runs in 89 T20Is, as well as 699 runs in 12 Tests, including a century and four half-centuries.
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