Mithali Raj announces his retirement from T20 Internationals
NEW DELHI: Senior batswoman from India Mithali Raj On Tuesday, he requested time for his illustrious international T20 race to focus on one-day cricket, taking into account the 2021 World Cup and more than 50 years.
The first 36-year-old opener has captained the country in 32 T20I, including the three women's T20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India).
After representing India in international T20 matches since 2006, I want to retire from the T20I to concentrate my energies on preparing for the One Day 2021 World Cup, said Mithali, who had captained the first women's T20I in India that played in Derby in 2006. .
Mithali finished his T20I career as the best scorer in India in the format with 2364 runs of 89 games with an average of 37.5 and a high score of 97 not eliminated. He played his last game in March against England in Guwahati.
Mithali is also the first Indian cricket player to reach the 2000 T20I racing milestone.
It is still my dream to win a World Cup for my country and I want to do my best. Thanks to BCCI for their continuous support and wish the Indian T20 team good luck as they prepare for the home series against South Africa Women, she said in a BCCI press release.
Mithali also played in 203 ODI and scored 6720 runs at an average of 51.29 with seven hundred. He has also played in 10 tests with 663 runs and one hundred.