Former India captain Rumeli Dhar has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket © Getty
Rumeli Dhar, former India captain, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Dhar, 38, played 4 tests, 78 ODIs and 18 T20Is for India. Following her international debut against England in 2003, Dhar also made a comeback to the national team in 2018, after a six-year hiatus when she replaced Jhulan Goswami and was injured before a T20I series against South Africa.
An all-rounder, Dhar was a key figure when India reached the final of the WODI World Cup in South Africa in 2005.
Dhar made the announcement on Instagram about quitting all forms of cricket, thanking everyone who played a part in her journey.
“23 years of my cricket career which started in Shyamnagar in West Bengal has finally come to an end as I announce that I am retiring from all forms of cricket. The journey has been a long journey with highs and lows. The highlight represented the Indian Women’s cricket team, played the World Cup final in 2005 and also led the Women in Blue A series of injuries plagued my career but I always come back stronger to make it count Today I say goodbye to the sport I’ve always loved I thank my family, the BCCI, my friends, the teams I represented (Bengal, Railways, Air India, Delhi, Rajasthan and Assam) for believing in my abilities and for giving me the opportunity to play for their teams … road to the India team Every game in this lengthy career has taught me a lesson that will help me in my second innings Like all travels mine will end up as a cricketer today but I promise I will be associated with the sport and will help nurture young talents in the country, giving back to the game in every way,” said Dhar.