Mithali Raj retires: VVS Laxman leads praise for veteran India cricketer

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 05:20 PM IST
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Mithali Raj | Photo: PTI

Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman led the wishes for Mithali Raj after the veteran batsman announced her retirement from international cricket after a career of 23 years.

Laxman termed Mithali a "pillar to Women's Cricket in India", while former opening batsman Wasim Jaffer wished her all the luck for the second innings.

"To play for India is a dream very few fulfill and to be able to represent the nation for 23 years is just amazing. You have been a pillar to Women's Cricket in India and have shaped the lives of many young girls. Many congratulations on a phenomenal career," Laxman tweeted.

"Towards the end of her career, Mithali had been in form longer than some of her teammates had been alive. That's how long she served Indian cricket. Congratulations and thank you @M_Raj03. Good luck for your second innings," Jaffer tweeted.

Pragyan Ojha shared a picture of Mithali and congratulated her on a stellar career.

Former Indian cricketer Syed Saba Karim also congratulated Mithali Raj.

"Many congratulations Mithali for a splendid career. You leave behind a legacy that will be tough to follow. Best wishes always," Saba Karim said.

Mithali has ended her 23-year-old international career with 7805 ODI runs in 232 matches, at an average of just over 50.

The former India skipper has also scored 2364 runs in 89 T20Is, as well as 699 runs in 12 Tests, including a century and four fifties.

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