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Mithali Raj retires from all forms of international cricket

Mithali Raj retires as the leading run getter in women's ODIs. She represented India 232 matches, scoring 7805 runs at an average of 50.68

India's Mithali Raj bats during the Women's Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on March 27, 2022. (AFP)Premium
India's Mithali Raj bats during the Women's Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on March 27, 2022. (AFP)

Indian batter Mithali Raj on Wednesday announced retirement from all forms of international cricket. “Today is the day I retire from all forms of international cricket," the Indian cricketer said. 

"It was an honour to have led the team for so many years. It definitely shaped me as a person & hopefully helped shape Indian Women's Cricket as well," she said in a statement.

Mithali retires as the leading run getter in women's ODIs. She represented India 232 matches, scoring 7805 runs at an average of 50.68.

In the latest ICC Women's ODI batting rankings, released on Tuesday, Mithali continued to hold on to her seventh position.

Meanwhile, Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu has announced that her upcoming film "Shabaash Mithu", a biopic on Mithali Raj, will make its debut in theatres on July 15.

Directed by filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven, the film is a coming-of-age story of women's cricket in India as witnessed by the most successful woman cricketer. It will chronicle the highs and lows, setbacks and moments of euphoria of Raj's life.

Pannu, who essays the role of Raj, shared the new release date of the movie in a post on Twitter.

"There is nothing more powerful than a girl with a dream and a plan to realise it! This is a story of one such girl who chased her dream with a bat in this 'Gentleman’s Game' #ShabaashMithu The Unheard Story Of Women In Blue will be in cinemas on 15th July 2022," the 34-year-old actor wrote on Twitter.

The cricketer has a career spanning 23 years during which she smashed seven consecutive 50s in one-day international matches and led India in four World Cups.

"Shabaash Mithu" marks the first theatrical release of Pannu post her 2020 movie "Thappad".

During the pandemic, the actor featured in four movies, "Haseen Dilruba", "Annabelle Sethupathi", "Rashmi Rocket" and "Looop Lapeta", which were all released on various streaming platforms.

Produced by Viacom18 Studios, "Shabaash Mithu" also features seasoned actor Vijay Raaz.

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Published: 08 Jun 2022, 02:18 PM IST
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