Danielle Wyatt Reacts on Mithali Raj Retirement
Mithali Raj announced her retirement from T20s Internationals on Tuesday, September 3. She has managed India in 32 T20I, including 3 Women’s T20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India).
Mithali was captain when India played its first-ever women’s T20I in 2006. Since then, she has played 89 matches in the shortest format, scoring 2,364 points – the most by an Indian woman. Her last appearance in the T20I was against England in the 9th game of 2019 in Guwahati, where she scored an unbeaten score of 30 out of 32 balls.
“After representing India at the T20 internationals since 2006, I want to retire from t20Is to focus on preparing for the 2021 One Day World Cup.
“My dream is always to win a World Cup for my country, and I want to do my best. I thank BCCI for their continued support and wish the Indian T20 team the best of luck as they prepare for the home series against the South Africa Women,” Mithali said in a BCCI press release.
Meanwhile, Danielle Wyatt, the versatile player in England, paid tribute to Mithali Raj, who retired, via Twitter. “Good retirement from the T20s to M-Raj03. A pleasure to have played against and with you.