Former India women's team captain Mithali Raj announced her retirement from international cricket on June 8, 2022. She brought down curtains on a storied career after 23 years, which began when she made her India debut as a 16-year-old against Ireland in 1999.
Raj rose to prominence and went on to represent India in 12 Tests, 232 ODIs, and 89 T20Is in all. She also captained India with a great record, including taking the team to the finals of the two World Cup tournaments in 2005 and 2017.
She made 699 Test runs including the highest score of 214 and four half-centuries to her name. In ODIs, she made 7805 runs and is the most run-getter in the format with 7 centuries and 64 fifties to her name, including the best of 125*. She is the first player to score seven consecutive 50s in ODIs.
In T20Is, she made 2364 runs with 17 fifties and a best score of 97*.
Here is her announcement of retirement:
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket fraternity took to Twitter in order to pay rich tribute to Mithali Raj, who brought an end to her amazing career.
Here are some tweets: