Rumeli Dhar announces retirement from international cricket


After Mithali Raj, former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, now Rumeli Dhar has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. 38-year-old Rumeli said goodbye to her 15-year cricket career by sharing a post on Instagram. Dhar made his international debut in 2003 in ODIs against England. Rumeli Dhar played four Tests, 78 ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals for India. She was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2009 T20 World Cup in England, in which she took 6 wickets in 4 matches.

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Giving information about his retirement from international cricket on Instagram, Rumeli Dhar wrote, ‘My 23 year long cricket journey which started from Shyamnagar, West Bengal is finally coming to an end. I am retiring from all forms of cricket. There were many ups and downs in this journey. Playing for the Indian cricket team and reaching the final of 2005 will be the most memorable for me. In this journey, my career was also derailed due to injury several times. But, every time I came back stronger. I take this opportunity to thank the BCCI, friends and fellow players for their cooperation.

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Dhar played his last international match for India in the 2018 Tri Nation T20 series against Australia and England. In that series, she returned to the Indian team after a long wait of 6 years, when she was 34 years old.

Rumeli scored 236 runs in Test cricket at an average of 29.50 and took eight wickets at an average of 21.75. In ODIs, he scored 961 runs, including six half-centuries at an average of 19.61. Apart from this, he also took 63 wickets at an average of 27.38. Rumeli scored 131 runs at 18.71 and took 13 wickets at 23.30 with the best score of 66 not out in T20 International cricket.

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