Former Indian women’s cricket team captain Rumeli Dhare retires from all forms of cricket at the age of 38
Former Indian women’s cricket team captain Rumeli Dhare has retired from all forms of cricket at the age of 38. He informed the fans about his decision by sharing a post on Instagram. Dhare made his ODI debut in 2003 against England. He was instrumental in helping the Indian cricket team reach the final of the 2005 World Cup. However, after that Australia did not let India’s dream of becoming the world champion come true.
Rumeli Dhare has shared an emotional post on Instagram regarding her retirement. He wrote, ‘My long cricket journey of 23 years which started from Shyamnagar in West Bengal is finally coming to an end. I am retiring from all forms of cricket. There have been many ups and downs in this journey. I am playing for Indian cricket team. And reaching the final of 2005 will be the most memorable for me. Injuries during this trip often derailed my career. But, every time I came back strongly. I thank BCCI, friends and fellow players for taking this opportunity. help. I pay
Rumeli Dhare played 4 Tests, 78 ODIs and 18 T20 matches for India in his 19-year long international career. He took 8 wickets in Tests, 63 in ODIs and 13 in T20s. Dhar was not only a bowler but also a good batsman. He scored six ODI centuries and one half-century in Test-T20Is. He was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2009 T20 World Cup in England. He took 6 wickets in 4 matches.
The former Indian captain returned to the Indian cricket team in 2018 after a long wait of 6 years. He was 34 at the time and due to an injury to Zulhan Goswami, he was named in the squad for the T20I series against South Africa. However, his selection in the team came as a surprise to many. But, Dhare stopped talking to everyone with his performance. He was then 3 wickets in 2 matches. Dhare played his last international match in the tri-national T20I series between India, Australia and England in 2018.
After this Rumeli was not seen in the Indian team, but she was playing domestic cricket till last year. Playing for Bengal in the Senior Women’s ODI Trophy last year, she played a blistering innings of 104 against Hyderabad. On the basis of this innings of lead, Bengal scored 322 runs and beat Hyderabad by 175 runs.