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Mithali Raj retires from T-20 format, says Focus on 2021 One-Day World Cup

Mithali Raj as a captain led the Indian Women’s Cricket team in 2012 (Sri Lanka), in 2014 (Bangladesh) and in the T20 World Cup in 2016 (India). 

 

New Delhi| Former Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from T20I cricket. Now Mithali will focus on ODI World Cup. Mithali Raj led the Indian women’s team in 32 T20 Internationals. It also includes three Women’s T20 World Cups.

The Right-hand batsman led the Indian team in 2012 (Sri Lanka), in 2014 (Bangladesh) and in the T20 World Cup in 2016 (India). Mithali Raj is the first woman T20 captain of India, to lead the Indian team to T20 International cricket for the first time against England in the derby back in 2006. Apart from this, she became the first player to score 2000 runs in T20 International cricket for India.

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Mithali Raj had completed 2000 runs in T20 International cricket before Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. She has represented 88 T20 matches for India.

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After saying goodbye to T20 International cricket, Mithali Raj has said, “After representing the Indian team since 2006, I want to say goodbye to this format. I am currently focusing on the 2021 ODI World Cup. ”

“It is my dream to win the World Cup for my country and I want to give my best in it. I would like to thank the BCCI for their continued support and best wishes to the Indian T20 team for the home T20 series against South Africa Want to give.”

 

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