Mithali Raj: Mithali Raj is truly the spearhead of women’s cricket in India. Many helm the Indian ODI captain for keeping the spirit of women’s cricket alive in India. And now, Mithali Raj has hinted at retirement post the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. During a recent speaking engagement, the Indian ODI captain was asked about her International career. Having made her debut back in 1999, Raj said she’d be calling time on her career after the 2022 ICC World Cup.
“2022 Is My Swansong,” Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj has taken Indian women’s cricket to greater heights. The highest run-scorer in ODI cricket, Mithali made her debut as a 16-year-old against Ireland in 1999. Opening the innings, Mithali scored a century in her maiden outing and remained unbeaten on 114. India won the game by 161 runs. Recently, the Indian Women’s ODI team captain was speaking at the virtual book launch.
During this engagement, Raj confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand would be her last. However, the 38-year-old will be looking to play in a home series before taking a final call on whether to continue playing international cricket or not. When asked about her career, Raj said that not winning the World Cup is her biggest regret.
The 38-year-old called time on her T20I career back in 2019 to focus on 50-over cricket. During the speaking engagement, Raj also spoke about the ongoing pandemic. She made it a point to comment on how the pandemic has affected women’s cricket. Raj started by playing domestic cricket for Railways and emerged out as a star later on. Unfortunately, the veteran has hinted that the 2022 World Cup will be her final outing on the 22-years
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