Mithali expresses her only regret after retiring from international cricket
Indian women’s team senior cricketer Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket last week. Raj, who had an illustrious career spanning 23 years in the Indian cricket team, had to face a lot of ups and downs a day back. She is the highest run-getter and highest run-scorer in the history of women’s cricket and this speaks volumes about her hard work and work ethic for her country and the game of cricket.
After breaking many records and playing heartily for the country, Raj revealed one thing he wanted to achieve before retiring – the World Cup. Mithali was disappointed after not being able to lift the World Cup trophy even once in her long career of 23 years.
Mithali made her Blue Jersey debut in the year 1999 by playing 232 ODIs, 89 T20Is and 12 Test matches for women in Blue Jersey. She is a legend of the game and has scored 10,868 runs, the most by any woman in history. Mithali also holds the record for most 50-plus innings in women’s international matches and has played in six editions of the World Cup.
Thank you for all your love and support over the years!
I look forward to my second innings with your blessings and support. pic.twitter.com/OkPUICcU4u
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 8, 2022
An hopeful said, “She (Harmanpreet) has been my deputy for 5-6 years and she has been leading the T20I format for quite some time now. Mithali.
“It took me a while to recover from the loss in that last game against South Africa. Things didn’t go as planned in the World Cup. I took the time in the first process. It was already decided that the World Cup would be my swansong. It wasn’t something I decided in a moment or a week’s time, I knew a lot about (retirement).”
“I just need time to process the decision I made after getting over my emotions because I am not someone who makes any kind of decision while going through all kinds of emotions, especially one like this. Big decision. We don’t have home series this year. In both the series, India is touring (for Sri Lanka and England). Ideally, I would have liked to play at home and call it a day, but since no home series No, I took this decision (through social media).”