India's star batter Mithali Raj announced retirement from T20 Internationals on Tuesday. Mithali still continues to captain Indian women cricket team in the ODI internationals. Mithali Raj, who started her international career in 1999 is one of the most successful woman cricketers. She has captained India in 32 T20I games which also includes three world cup tournaments.
“Former India T20I captain, Ms Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from T20 Internationals. Mithali led India in 32 T20Is including the three Women’s WT20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India)”, reads BCCI press release confirming Mithali’s retirement from T20 internationals.
She has played 89 T20Is for India in which she scored 2,364 runs with an average of 37.52. She has hit 17 test fifties. She played her last T20 international against England in Guwahati. She scored an unbeaten 32 off 30 balls in that match. As she bids adieu to the shortest format of the game, she finishes as the sixth highest run getter, behind the likes of Suzie Bates, Charlotte Edwards and others.