The captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj, has retired from all formats of international cricket. He gave this information via tweet. Mithali thanked everyone for their love and support. She wrote that she would focus on her second run. However, he did not reveal what this second round will be.
Mithali had left behind former New Zealand cricketer Debbie Hawkley and England’s Charlotte Edwards in terms of most World Cup appearances. After Mithali, Jhulan Goswami is the greatest World Cup player for India. She also appeared in five World Cups for India.
Mithali Raj: end of 23-year career
Mithali Raj made her debut for Team India on June 26, 1999. She had been playing for Team India for 23 years. Mithali, 39, has scored over 10,000 runs for Team India. He played in the first World Cup for India in 2000. After that, in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022, she also came on the pitch for Team India.
Apart from Mithali Raj, Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer to have played in six World Cups. Sachin played in six World Cups for India from 1992 to 2011 and won his last World Cup. Mithali Raj, 38, is nicknamed Sachin of women’s cricket.
Mithali Raj also posted a letter with his tweet
Mithali Raj tweeted a letter after retiring and she wrote: “I started as a little girl wearing the Indian blue shirt because it’s the greatest honor to represent my country.” In this trip, I have seen good and bad. Each incident taught me something new. These 23 years have been for me the most stimulating, the most pleasant and the most enriching. Like all journeys, this too had to have an end. I am retiring from all formats of international cricket today