Mithali Raj announced her retirement from T20I cricket on Tuesday, hoping that walking away from the format would help fulfill a dream.
“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,” she said in a BCCI press release.
“It remains my dream to win a World Cup for my country and I want to give it my best. I thank the 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 had captained India in 32 T20Is, including at the World Cups in 2012, 2014 and 2016. The 36-year old ends her career as India’s top-scorer in the format with 2364 runs at an average of 37.5 and a highest score of 97 not out.
(With Agency Inputs)