Mithali Raj, a player of the Indian Women Cricket Team, on the 3rd of September, announced retirement from the T20 International (T20I) format of cricket.
Mithali Raj, who set many world records as a part of the Women’s Cricket Team, said she decided to retire from the T20I format so she can focus on the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021.
Mithali Raj played 89 T20s for India, scoring 2,364 runs. In 2006, she was also the captain of the Indian T20 team and played 32 matches as the Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team.
Mithali said, “After representing India in T20 internationals since 2006, I wish to retire from T20Is to focus my energies on readying myself for the 2021 One Day World Cup. It remains my dream to win a World Cup for my country and I want to give it my best. I thank the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their continuous support and wish the Indian T20 team good luck as they prepare for the home series against South Africa Women.”
Mithali Raj said it is her dream to win India the World Cup, due to which she chose to retire from the shortest format of cricket. Mithali Raj played her last T20I on the 9th of March 2019, against England.
Mithali also wished the Indian squad luck for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa.
The South Africa T20I series will begin from the 15th of September.
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