New Delhi: Mithali Raj, the backbone of Indian women’s cricketers, has retired from international cricket. Mithali Raj has been playing international cricket for the last 23 years. On Wednesday, he said goodbye to all formats of international cricket. Mithali Raje ruled completely in her cricket career spanning more than two decades so that she is the identity of women’s cricket in India. Is the highest run scorer in ODIs. He also has a name in most wins as a captain. The retirement of Mithali Raj in such a situation is a big event in the world of women’s cricket.
Mithali Raj became emotional while retiring
Mithali Raje announced her retirement on June 8 by releasing a lengthy message on Twitter. “I was a little girl when I represented my country wearing a blue jersey,” Mithali wrote in her message. The trip was long enough to see all sorts of moments. The last 23 years have been one of the best moments of my life. Like every other journey, this one is coming to an end and today I am announcing my retirement from all formats of international cricket.
Mithali Raj wrote in her message that whenever I came on the field I always tried my best and focused on giving victory to the team. I think this is the right time to say goodbye to my career where the future of India is in the hands of young players. I thank BCCI Secretary Jai Shah and all the other officials. Mithali Raje further said that it was a matter of pride for her to lead the team for many years and this time she made me better as a person and also took women’s cricket forward. Even though this journey is coming to an end here but I will be connected to cricket in some form or another.
Another name for this record is Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj is currently one of the best women cricketers not only in India but in the world. Mithali Raj holds the record for most runs scored in an ODI and also holds the record for the longest captaincy for India. If we talk about Mithali Raj’s cricket career, he has scored 7805 runs in 232 ODI matches during which Mithali has averaged 50.68. She is the highest run scorer in ODI cricket. Mithali Raj has 7 centuries and 64 fifties. Mithali has played only 12 Tests in her 23-year career in which she has scored 699 runs at an average of 43.68 with double centuries (214 runs).
On the other hand, if we talk about International T20, he has scored 2364 runs in 89 matches. Mithali has also scored 17 fifty in T20 International. Mithali Raj holds the record for most wins as a captain. He captained in 155 ODIs with 89 wins and 63 losses. Mithali Raj is the only captain in the world to have captained in more than 150 ODI matches.