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Cricket fraternity celebrates Mithali Raj’s legacy; check the best tweets

Mithali retires as the most-capped female cricketer in India’s history, as well as the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket, with 10,868 runs from 333 matches.

Mithali Raj, India’s all-time star cricketer, has declared her retirement from international cricket. The 39 year old player confirmed the news on Twitter, where she gave a heartfelt letter that summed up her 23-year journey.

Anil Kumble, Wasim Jaffer, VVS Laxman, Dinesh Karthik, and a few more cricket legends have applauded Mithali’s legacy and tweeted in support of her retirement.

Mithali is the top run scorer in women’s One-Day Internationals. She made 7805 runs at an average of 50.68 in 232 matches for India. She has already announced that she will no longer participate in T20 international matches.

“Thank you for all your love & support over the years! I look forward to my 2nd innings with your blessing and support,” she tweeted.

Mithali made her debut in 1999 at the age of 16 and went on to become one of the all-time greats and a keystone of India’s batting over the following two decades, winning the Arjuna award, the Padma Shri award, and the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award in 2021. Mithali came into the scene as a youngster and made an immediate impression, hitting a century on her ODI debut. She became the youngest century in women’s cricket when she scored an unbroken 114 against Ireland.

Mithali was indeed the youngest player to achieve a double-century in a Women’s Test at the age of 19. In 2022, the record remains unbroken. She seems to be the only Indian woman to achieve high score in a test. Raj is the second player in women’s cricket history to score 10,000 runs and has the second highest ODI average.

In 2005, she captained India through their first World Cup final, which they won against Australia. Mithali led India to its maiden test series triumph in England the following year. Mithali Raj has also led India to four straight Asia Cup wins. She also captained India to the finals of yet another World Cup in 2017.

Let’s take a look at the best Mithali Raj tweets from the cricket fraternity.