After Mithali another female player said goodbye to cricket
Rumeli Dhare has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket after Mithali Raj, the former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team. Rumeli Dhare has played four Tests, 78 ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals for the Indian women’s cricket team. He was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2009 T20 World Cup in England.
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38-year-old Rumeli said goodbye to his 15-year cricket career by sharing a post on Instagram. Dhare made his ODI debut in 2003 against England. Rumeli Dhare has played four Tests, 78 ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals for India. He was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2009 T20 World Cup in England, taking 6 wickets in 4 matches.
Many thanks to BCCI – fellow players
Announcing his retirement from international cricket on Instagram, Rumeli Dhare 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. My career was also derailed several times during this journey due to injuries. But, every time I came back strongly. I thank BCCI, friends and fellow players.
Returning to the team after a long wait of 6 years
Rumeli Dhare played his last international match for India in the 2018 Tri-National T20 series against Australia and England. In that series, she was 34. After a long wait of 6 years, he has returned to the Indian team.
Rumeli’s cricket career
Rumeli has scored 236 runs in Test cricket at an average of 29.50 and has taken eight wickets at an average of 21.75. He has scored 961 runs in ODIs, including six half-centuries at an average of 19.61. 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 an unbeaten 66 in T20 Internationals.