Mithali Raj Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket
Mithali Raj (Image source: Twitter)

Veteran India batter Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. The Indian legend had a career that lasted over two decades where she broke numerous cricket records. Mithali posted a long note on Twitter and thanked her fans for their support.

“I set out as a little girl on the journeyto wear the India blues as representing your country is the highest honour. 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 tweeted.

‘Like all journeys, this one too must come to an end,” the tweet read.

“Today is the day I retire from all forms of International Cricket,” she further added.


“Each time I stepped on the field, I gave my very best with the intent to help India win. I will always cherish the opportunity given to me to represent the tricolour,” the 39-year-old further wrote.

“I feel now is the perfect time to call curtains on my playing career as the team is in the capable hands of some very talented young players and the future of Indian Cricket is bright. I’d like to thank the BCCI & Shri Jay Shah Sir (Honorary Secretary, BCCI) for all the support I have received – first as a player and then as the Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team,” said the former India captain of the women’s team.

“It was an honour to have led the team for so many years. It definitely shaped me as a person & hopefully helped shape Indian Women’s Cricket as well,” Raj said.

“This journey may have ended but another one beckons as I’d love to stay involved in the game I love and contribute to the growth of Women’s Cricket in India and world over. Special mention to all my fans, thank you for all your love & support,” she concluded.