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Indian cricketer Mithali Raj retires from all forms of international cricket after 23-years-long career

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: On Wednesday, Indian women ODI captain Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket after a career spanning nearly 23 years.

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She also penned an emotional note while making the announcement, “I set out as a little girl on the journey to 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 Raj, 39-year-old, had already retired from the T20 format and her decision to stop playing all formats was expected after India’s ODI World Cup campaign ended in March. She represented India in 232 matches, scoring 7805 runs at an average of 50.68. Mithali made her international debut in June 1999, in an ODI against Ireland. She also represented India in 12 Tests and 89 T20 Internationals.

She played her last match for India in the World Cup against South Africa. India failed to go past the group stages in the World Cup but Mithali scored 68 off 84 in what turned out to be her last match for the country. Mithali Raj finished her international career with 7 ODI hundreds and 1 Test hundred. In Tests, she scored 4 half-centuries while she hit 64 half-centuries in ODIs and 17 in T20Is.

Meanwhile, Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu has announced that her upcoming film “Shabaash Mithu”, a biopic on Mithali Raj, will make its debut in theatres on July 15, 2022. The film had Directed by filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven.

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