Mithali Raj quits all formats of cricket, inspires millions to walk her path

Mumbai: Mithali Raj, who is called the backbone of Indian women’s cricket, has retired from international cricket. Mithali Raj was playing international cricket for the last 23 years, now  at the age of 39, she said goodbye to all formats of international cricket.

Mithali Raj completely ruled her cricket career which lasted for more than two decades. She is the hallmark of women’s cricket in India, the highest run-scorer in ODIs. She has to her name the most victories as a captain. In such a situation, taking retirement of Mithali Raj is a big event in the women’s cricket world.

Mithali Raj became emotional while taking retirement

Mithali Raj, 39, announced her retirement on June 8 by issuing a long message on Twitter. Mithali wrote in her message that I was a little child when I represented my country wearing a blue jersey. This journey was long enough to see all kinds of moments, the last 23 years were one of the best moments of my life. Like every other journey, this journey is coming to an end and today I announce my retirement from all forms of international cricket.

Mithali Raj message

Mithali Raj wrote in her message that whenever I stepped on the field, I always tried to do my best and focused on getting the team to victory. 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 Jay Shah and all other officials.

Mithali Raj further said that it was a matter of pride for me to captain the team for many years, this time made me better as a person, as well as took forward women’s cricket. Even though this journey is ending here, but I will remain associated with cricket in some form or the other.

The second name of the record is Mithali Raj…

Mithali Raj has been one of the best women cricketers not only in India but in the world at present. He holds the record of scoring the most runs in ODIs, as well as the record of captaincy for India for a long time, also in the name of Mithali Raj.

If we talk about Mithali Raj’s cricket career, then she has scored 7805 runs in 232 ODI matches, during which Mithali’s average has been 50.68. She is the highest run-scorer woman cricketer in ODI cricket. Mithali Raj has 7 centuries and 64 fifties to her name.

Mithali has played only 12 Test matches in her 23-year career, scoring 699 runs at an average of 43.68, including a double century (214 runs). On the other hand, if we talk about International T20, then he has scored 2364 runs in 89 matches, Mithali has scored 17 fifty in T20 International as well.

Mithali Raj holds the record for most wins as a captain. He captained in 155 ODIs, winning 89 and losing 63. Mithali Raj is the only captain in the world who has captained more than 150 ODI matches.

Record as captain
Mithali Raj (India) – Total matches 155, won 89, lost 63
C. Edwards (England) – 117 matches, won 72, lost 38
B. Clarke (Australia) – 101 matches, won 83, lost 17

Most runs in ODIs
Mithali Raj (India) – 232 matches, 7805 runs, 50.68 average
C. Edwards (England) – 191 matches, 5992 runs, 38.16 average
Sarah Taylor (West Indies) – 145 matches, 5298 runs, 44.15 average

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