Mithali Raj speaking
Veteran cricketer Mithali Raj introduced her retirement from worldwide cricket on June 8. (Photograph by Ashley Allen – ECB/ECB by way of Getty Photographs)

Star Indian batter Mithali Raj introduced her retirement from all codecs of cricket on June 8 and tributes flowed all around the web. She ended her wonderful profession with a giant fifty in her final match, which got here towards South Africa in Ladies’s World Cup 2022.

The 39-year-old might be remembered for her 23-year-long profession and her unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket. She was a real chief on the pitch and stays the one Indian captain to information India in two World Cup finals. Mitahli amassed 10868 runs in worldwide cricket in 12 Checks, 232 ODIs, and 89 T20s.

She additionally maintained a fifty-plus common in ODI format, a 43.68 common in Checks. However she stunned everybody within the T20I format as nicely with a median of 37.52, scoring 2364 runs in a format for the so-called younger cricketers solely.

‘Do you ask a male cricketer?’ – Mithali Raj shuts up a reporter in model

Mithali made her debut in 1999 on the age of 16 and scored an unbeaten century and have become the youngest participant to take action. She can be the one participant to attain seven consecutive ODI half-centuries and in addition holds the file for many fifties (64).

There isn’t a restrict to the veteran cricketer’s on-field information however she additionally confirmed nice character off-the-field. One such instance is her press convention dialog again in 2017 when a reporter requested her an off-the-topic query and the then Indian captain replied to him in some model.

The reporter had requested Mithali about her ‘favourite male cricketer’s identify’ and the skipper responded, “Do you ask a male cricketer who their favourite feminine cricketer is?”.

This reply gained loads of traction and plenty of praised her for shutting the reporter with a befitting reply. One other Indian iconic participant Sania Mirza applauded her reply with a tweet ‘Mithali Raj, slay woman, nicely carried out’ with power emoticons.