Former Indian Captain Rumeli Dhar Announced Retirement From All Forms of Cricket

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Rumeli Dhar Retirement
Rumeli Dhar(Image: BCCI)

Rumeli Dhar Retirement: Former Indian captain Rumeli Dhar has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket on June 22, 2022.

Rumeli Dhar Announced Retirement

The right-arm medium all-rounder made her debut in international cricket on 27 January 2003 in the World Series of Women’s Cricket against England in New Zealand at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln. READ: Veteran Batter Mithali Raj Announces International Retirement

Rumeli Dhar took to her official Instagram account to announce her retirement. The post reads as “23 years of my cricket career that started from Shyamnagar in West Bengal, has finally come to an end as I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket. The journey has been a prolonged one with highs and lows.

The high was representing the Indian Women’s cricket team, playing the World Cup final in 2005 as well as leading the Women in Blue. A string of injuries plagued my career but I always come back stronger to make it count.

Today as I bid adieu to the sport I have 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 giving me the opportunity to play for their teams.

They helped pave my way towards the India team. Each match in this prolonged career taught me a lesson that will help in my second innings.

Like all journeys, mine will end as a cricketer today, but I promise to be associated with the sport and help nurture young talents in the country, giving back to the game in every way possible,” posted Dhar.

She performed well in the Women’s Twenty-20 World Cup in England in 2009 and helped India into the semi-final where they were defeated by New Zealand. Notably, she has also been described by Cricinfo as an “excellent fielder”