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In Pictures: Mithali Raj, doyen of women's cricket, retires from international cricket

India's greatest woman batter, Mithali Raj, capped her illustrious 23-year-long professional career by announcing retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.

VS Aravind Written by: VS Aravind [ Published on: June 08, 2022 17:05 IST ]
  • Mithali Raj, one of the greatest female cricketers to have played the game, announced retirement from all forms of international cricket.
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    Mithali Raj, one of the greatest female cricketers to have played the game, announced retirement from all forms of international cricket.

  • Mithali Raj ended her glorious career with a record 7805 runs from 232 ODIs, the most in the format.
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    Mithali Raj ended her glorious career with a record 7805 runs from 232 ODIs, the most in the format.

  • Mithali Raj is the leading run-getter in women's cricket across formats with an overall tally of 10868 runs.
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    Mithali Raj is the leading run-getter in women's cricket across formats with an overall tally of 10868 runs.

  • Mithali Raj played in as many as six ODI World Cups and also holds the record of scoring seven half-centuries in a row.  
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    Mithali Raj played in as many as six ODI World Cups and also holds the record of scoring seven half-centuries in a row.

     

  • Mithali Raj is the only Indian captain - male or female - to have led India in two World Cup finals (2005 and 2017).
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    Mithali Raj is the only Indian captain - male or female - to have led India in two World Cup finals (2005 and 2017).

  • Mithali Raj is the only Indian captain - male or female - to have led India in two World Cup finals (2005 and 2017).  
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    Mithali Raj is the only Indian captain - male or female - to have led India in two World Cup finals (2005 and 2017).