“I know where we can fit them in the team,” – Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj, an Indian cricketer who will retire from international competition in 2022, said she had no regrets about making such a radical decision. In 1999, the ex-Indian star made his ODI debut against Ireland. She went on to play 12 Tests, 232 ODIS, and 89 T20Is, scoring 85 half-centuries and eight centuries along the way. Mithali, 40, is playing her final international match in New Zealand at the 2022 Women’s ODI World Cup.

Mithali Raj

Mitali joined the Gujarat Giants camp as a mentor for the inaugural Women’s Super League after hanging up her boots.

Mitali stated at a media engagement at the Women’s Super League auction on Monday, “It’s not too late [for a women’s IPL]. I’m content with the way my career is shaped, being part of the evolution of women’s cricket. I thoroughly enjoyed playing. I’m fine with my retirement and it was the right time to move on. There’s no regret.”

Gujarat Giants bought Australian all-rounder Ashlee Gardner for Rs 3.2 lakh during the auction, the joint second-highest price. In addition to her, the Adani Sportsline-owned franchise has signed Beth Mooney (2 Cr), Harleen Deol (4 Lakhs), and Sneh Rana (75 Lakh).

Mithali praised bowling coach Nooshin Al Khadeer while also choosing several domestic players in the auction.

Mithali said “Nooshin has always been a coach for Railways and Chhattisgarh. Her knowledge of other domestic players also helped. Having seen them from close quarters, I know where we can fit them in the team,”

From March 4 to March 26, 2023, Mumbai will host the inaugural Women’s Super League. Braburn Stadium and D.Y. Patil Stadium will host a total of 22 matches.

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