Rumeli Dhar
Rumeli Dhar. (Picture by Gareth Copley – PA Photographs/PA Photographs by way of Getty Photographs)

Weeks after saying her retirement from all codecs of cricket, Rumeli Dhar joined the Baroda Cricket Affiliation (BCA) because the bowling coach of the senior girls’s group on July 13, Wednesday. 38-year-old Rumeli Dhar was part of the worldwide setup as an all-rounder between 2003 to 2018. She is a BCCI Degree 2 licensed coach with an expertise of 4 years

Dhar made her worldwide debut in 2003 in opposition to England and featured in her remaining recreation in opposition to Australia in 2018. She was India’s joint-highest wicket-taker within the 2009 World T20 and was an integral member of the 2005 World Cup squad when India made it to the finals of the worldwide occasion. Though India couldn’t carry the coveted cup, Dhar’s efficiency, thus far, is taken into account to be one of many best.

For India, she appeared in 100 worldwide video games, together with 4 Take a look at matches. She amassed 961 runs at a mean of 19.61 in 78 ODIs and 131 runs at a mean of 18.71 and an 88.51 strike price in 18 T20Is. Her efficiency within the 4 Take a look at matches, when she scored 236 runs at a mean of 29.5, is noteworthy.

“BCA welcomes Ms. Rumeli Dhar on board. Her huge worldwide expertise will add nice worth to Baroda Girls’s Cricket. We want her the easiest for her upcoming innings with the BCA and stay up for taking this affiliation additional,” BCA CEO Shishir Hattangadi mentioned in an announcement.

Rumeli Dhar had expressed her want to proceed her affiliation with the game

The appropriate-arm seamer had better success together with her bowling, taking 76 wickets in worldwide white-ball cricket. Within the home setup, Rumeli Dhar has represented a number of states particularly Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi, Assam, and has additionally performed for the Indian Railways. Whereas saying her retirement, she had penned down a heartfelt message and had additionally talked about persevering with her affiliation with the game in some capability.

“Every match on this extended profession taught me a lesson that may assist in my second innings. Like all journeys, mine will finish as a cricketer in the present day, however I promise to be related to the game and assist nurture younger skills within the nation, giving again to the sport in each method doable,” she had mentioned.

Rumeli Dhar will be a part of the senior group from this very season and can purpose to enhance the senior girls’s group’s bowling assault in addition to discover potential younger expertise for the group.