Mithali Raj, who last played her world cup a few months earlier, has to end up her career without an ICC trophy as the former Indian captain announced her retirement from international cricket on Wednesday. She played for 23 years and stood as one of the most formidable women cricketers in India. Mithali has enjoyed her batting and her results have made her the highest scorer in women’s international cricket. In September 2019, she retired from T20Is and now announced her official announcement to retire from all forms of international cricket through Mithali Raj.
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
Considered to be one of the most influential cricketers and enjoying her legacy as the most reliable batter and skipper for the Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali’s absence would mean a bigger space to be filled in the Indian cricket women’s team. Her message read:
“It was an honor 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.