“GOAT of Women’s Cricket” – Twitter reacts after Mithali Raj Announces Her Retirement from Cricket

The veteran batter and former Indian women’s team skipper, Mithali Raj, has bid adieu to all forms of cricket. On Wednesday, she announced her retirement on social media. The 39-year-old made her debut in 1999 and her 23-year-long career comes to an end after achieving so many things.

She started her career with a century against England in ODI cricket, and today she is the leading run-scorer in women’s cricket. Mithali ruled cricket completely for two decades and also led the Indian women’s team to two ODI World Cup finals in 2005 and 2017.

Mithalis has been one of the best women cricketers to ever step on the cricket field. She has represented India in 232 ODIs, 12 Test matches and 89 T20Is. The former captain is the leading run-scorer in ODI cricket. She has scored 7805 runs at an incredible average of 50.68, including seven centuries and 64 half-centuries. 

Speaking of her test career, in 12 games, she has scored 699 runs at an average of 43.68. He has the second highest (214 runs) score by a female cricketer in Test cricket and is also the only Indian woman to score a double century. She has 2364 runs in 89 T20Is, including 17 half-centuries.

Mithali also holds the record for most ODI victories as a captain. She has led the Indian team in 155 games and won 89 matches. Many ex-cricketers and fans congratulated her on her 23-year-long career and wished her luck.

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