Mithali Raj made the right choice: Shantha Rangaswamy
MUMBAI: former captain of India Shantha Rangaswamy on Tuesday he said that Mithali Raj He made the right decision when he retired from T20 Internationals, as it will help him focus more on the 2021 ODI World Cup.
In addition to being the main ODI of obtaining runs, Mithali obtained the largest number of runs for India in the shortest format.
Look, there was a lot of tone and crying about its inclusion or non-inclusion (on the T20 side), but in T20 it was also the first Indian to score 2,000 runs. It's only after that Rohit Sharma and Virat (Kohli) did it. The point is that no one can take away the fact that she has been by far the best hitter in India, forgets controversies, Rangaswamy, 65, told PTI.
In our system, whoever succeeds, we try to tear them down. In fact, I was waiting for this announcement because we need it for ODI and it needs to conserve its energy (since) it is not getting younger. I think he should have announced his retirement at some point, but happy to have made this decision, added Rangaswamy, 65, who played 16 test games.
Rangaswamy supported Mithali's decision by saying that the shortest format of the game could be energy depletion.
She had a problem with her knee, but it came out due to her fitness regimen. I think it's a good decision because the T20 can deplete energy because it requires very fast action and things like that.
So, I think she has made the right decision and I am happy and I would like to record my gratitude for all the services she has provided even in the T20 format, the former captain added.
Mithali said he wants to focus on his ODI career, considering the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand.
His announcement was a surprise, considering that last week was available for the series at home against South Africa, starting September 24.
Congratulatory messages also arrived on social networks with former Australian players. Lisa Sthalekar and former international of India Anjum Chopra praising the veteran batter for her immense contribution to the game.