Batter VR Vanitha, who represented the nation in six girls’s ODIs and 16 T20Is from 2014 to 2016, Monday introduced retirement from all types of the sport on the age of 31.
She made her announcement by way of Twitter and India team-mates Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj had been amongst these thanked by the cricketer who made her debut for the nationwide workforce in an ODI towards Sri Lanka in January 2014.
Moreover, she thanked her members of the family, mates, mentor, and different teammates who had been a part of her journey within the sport.
Vanitha additionally thanked the two-state associations — Karnataka and Bengal — that she represented in home cricket.
“19 years in the past, after I began enjoying, I used to be just a bit woman who liked sport. Even to today, my love for cricket stays the identical. What’s altering is path. My coronary heart says proceed enjoying, my physique says cease and I’ve determined to take heed to the latter. Time is ripe to hold my boots,” Vanitha stated within the publish.
“I hereby announce my retirement from all types of cricket. It has been a journey of struggles, pleasure, heartbreak, studying, and private milestones. Whereas there are a number of regrets, I am grateful for the alternatives I bought, particularly to signify India.”
She known as her retirement from the sport “not the top however the starting of a brand new problem”.
Within the restricted variety of ODIs and T20Is she performed, Vanitha scored 85 and 216 runs respectively and was part of India’s squad through the Ladies’s World T20 at house.
Throughout the 2021-22 home season, Vanitha guided Bengal to the semi-finals of the Ladies’s Senior One-Day Trophy, scoring 225 runs with knocks of 61 towards Andhra and a 71-ball 107 towards Hyderabad.
She loved a strike price of over 100 within the match.
(Reported by PTI)