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India’s most successful women’s cricket captain, Mithali Raj announced retirement from all forms of international cricket.
A glorious cricketing career came to an as Mithali Raj bid adieu to international cricket. For more than two decades, she gave Indian cricket many memorable moments and inspired women to achieve their dream. Having made her debut as a 16-year-old in 1999, the legendary batter conquered several peaks during her long career. Mithali became the leading run-getter in women’s international cricket in July 2021. She also remains the only two women cricketers to have scored the 10,000 runs in women’s international cricket. In addition, the former captain is also the leading run-scorer in women’s ODIs with a tally of 7805 runs in 232 matches. “I set out as a little girl on the journey to wear the India blues as representing your country is the highest honor. The journey was full of highs and some lows. Each event taught me something unique and the last 23 years have been the most Fulfilling, challenging & enjoyable years of my life,” Mithali wrote in a long emotional note. “Like all journeys, this one too must come to an end. Today is the day I retire from all forms of International Cricket,” she added. After announcing her retirement, fans flooded the social media timeline with pictures of the glorious cricketer celebrating her outstanding career. Meanwhile, the BCCI named Harmanpreet Kaur as the new India women’s ODI captain for the upcoming Sri Lanka series.
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