Former India women’s cricket team captain Rumeli Dhar announced retirement from all forms of the game. Indian allrounder announced her decision through a Instagram post. She played 100 international match across all the formats.
“23 years of my cricket that started from Shyamnagar in West Bangal has finally come to an end as I announce retirement from all formats of Cricket”, Rumeli Dhar said in her post
Rumeli Dhar played 18 T20I with highest score of 66* at average of 18.71. She also picked 13 wickets with best bowling figure of 3/13. In WODI she played 78 matches with highest score of 92* at average of 19.61 and also picked 63 wickets with best figure of 4/19. In Tests she played 4 matches with highest score of 57 at average of 29.57. She picked 8 wickets with best figure of 2/16.
Dhar made unexpected come bag to the Indian T20 side at the age of 34 in 2018 against South Africa and player last match against Australian women in the same year.
“The Journey has been prolonged one with highs and lows. The high was representing the Indian’s women cricket team, playing the World Cup final in 2005 as well as leading the Women in Blue”, said Dhar
According to Dhar, a “string of injuries” plagued her career but she always came back stronger. She thanked the BCCI, her family,friends,and all the teams that she represented for their contributions