Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Tue 23 Apr 2024 Mithali Raj hints at coming out of retirement for upcoming Women’s IPL Former Indian women’s captain Mithali Raj has stated that although she has retired from all forms of international cricket, she is keeping her options open for the upcoming Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL). 39-year-old Mithali had announced her retirement earlier this year, bringing the curtains down on a glorious career. She last represented India during the ODI World Cup in New Zealand, which ended in disappointment after India women failed to make the semi-finals. The last 23 years have been most fulfilling, challenging and enjoyable: Mithali Raj in retirement post Indian women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, June 8. The 39-year-old, who debuted in international cricket as a 16-year-old way back in 1999, finishes a glorious 23-year-old career with 12 Tests, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is. While she retired from T20 international cricket in 2019, Raj was captain of the Test and one-day teams at the time of her retirement. I don't seek validation from people: Mithali Raj on strike rate criticism India Women’s Test and ODI skipper Mithali Raj has stated that she doesn’t seek validation from people as she has been playing cricket for such a long time. Raj was reacting to a query, surrounding criticism of her strike rate. India Women legend Mithali Raj recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to send the name of women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Apart from Mithali, the BCCI will also send in the name of men’s team off-spinner R Ashwin for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. We can't be living in the past: Mithali Raj on spat with Ramesh Powar Indian women’s Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj has asserted whatever issues there were between her and head coach Ramesh Powar are a thing of the past. According to Raj, like mature individuals, both have moved on and are now working towards a common goal of taking Indian women’s cricket forward. The Indian women’s team is currently quarantining in Mumbai ahead of England tour. Diana Edulji on Mithali Raj controversy: We can’t be questioning the team eleven Committee of Administrators (CoA) member and former India skipper Diana Edulji has said that the furore over the dropping of Mithali Raj Mithali Raj dropped from World T20 semis: Her manager calls Harmanpreet ‘manipulative, immature’ Controversy over the Indian Women’s team decision to drop Mithali Raj from the World T20 semis against England refuses to die down. Mithali Raj: Chasing puts a little pressure, but I enjoy the challenge India captain Harmanpreet Kaur was lavish in her praise of Mithali Raj after the senior cricketer’s half-century