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Indian Cricket: Mithali Raj retires from all forms of International Cricket

Indian Cricket: Mithali Raj retires from all forms of International Cricket - Mithali Raj's illustrious career ended when she declared on Twitter that she will "retire from all forms of international cricket." Raj, 39, tweeted, "I believe it is the appropriate time to call it a career because the squad is led by some exceptionally brilliant young players and Indian cricket's future is bright." Every time I got onto the field, I gave it my all in the hopes of helping India win for the opportunity to wear the tricolor, I will be eternally thankful. It was a privilege to lead the team for so long. It had a significant impact on my life and on Indian Women's Cricket as well - For more updates keep following 99Runs


This adventure may have end, but another awaits, as I'd like to continue playing the game I love and contribute to the advancement of women's cricket in India and around the world. Thank you for all your love and support, especially to my fans.






Mithali Raj retires from all forms of International Cricket



Raj's career has been one of the most celebrated in cricket, with 12 Tests, 232 One-Day Internationals, and 89 Twenty-20 Internationals under her belt. Her last appearance for India came during the 50-over World Cup earlier this year, in a game against South Africa, which



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India lost by three wickets to exit the tournament.


India's skipper smashed 68 in 84 balls, her 64th half-century in the format, with 7805 runs at an average of 50.68 and seven centuries.


In Tests, she amassed 699 runs at a 43.68 average, along with a century and four half-centuries.



Mithali Raj retires from all forms of International Cricket



With 17 half-centuries and a maximum score of 97*, Raj scored 2364 runs at an average of 37.52 in T20Is, where her appearances had been curtailed since the emergence of the "promising young players" she referenced in her farewell speech.


Her total of 10,868 runs made her the greatest run-scorer in women's international cricket, and no batter has ever scored more than 7805 runs in one-day internationals.


She was also the first woman to score seven fifty in a row in one-day internationals, with a total of 64.



Mithali Raj retires from all forms of International Cricket



Hence, she retires from international cricket with an amazing note here at tweeter.

Mithali led India to the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup final, and she also owns the record for most matches captained in Women's World Cups, beating Australian star Belinda Clark's record in March at the ICC Women's World Cup 2022. After India's early exit from the Women's World Cup, legendary India skipper Mithali Raj hinted at retirement.


The 39-year-old skipper was dejected as she pondered on India's World Cup group-stage defeat to South Africa in a last-over thriller at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday.



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