After Mithali, now this woman cricketer also retired, was not getting a place in the team for a long time


Recently, former captain of the women’s cricket team Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. After Mithali, now Rumeli Dhar has also said goodbye to this game. In his career spanning 23 years, Rumeli played three formats for India as well as many other domestic teams. Right-handed batsman and fast bowler Rumeli has informed about his decision through an Instagram post.

Rumeli said in his post, ‘My 23 year journey of cricket which started from Shyamnagar, West Bengal is finally coming to an end, I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket.’ Rumeli scored 236 runs in four women’s Tests with the help of a half-century. The 38-year-old Rumeli, who made her debut against England in 2005, took eight Test wickets. He played his last Test against England in 2006.

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Rumeli took 63 wickets apart from scoring 961 runs in 78 women’s ODIs. He hit six half-centuries after making his debut at Lincoln against England in 2003. Rumeli played his ODI match in 2012.

Rumeli, who played for Bengal and other home team, also played 18 T20 matches in which he scored 131 runs and also took 13 wickets. He made his debut against England in 2006. Rumeli returned to India’s T20I squad against South Africa at the age of 34 in 2018 and played her final T20I against Australia women’s team at the Brabourne Stadium in the same year.

Rumeli was also a member of the Indian team that reached the final of the Women’s ODI World Cup in South Africa in 2005. Rumeli said, “The journey has been a long one with ups and downs. The top moment was representing and leading the Indian women’s cricket team which reached the World Cup final in 2005.

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According to Rumeli, his career was affected by injuries but he always came back strong. The all-rounder thanked the Indian Cricket Board, his family, friends and all the teams he represented. Apart from Bengal, Rumeli played for Railways, Air India, Delhi and Rajasthan. Rumeli promised that she would remain involved with the sport and help nurture young talent in the country.