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Mithali Raj hints at coming back to cricket ahead of women’s IPL

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New Delhi: India legendary women cricketer had hinted at making a comeback to cricket to play in the women’s IPL that is assumed to be launched next year.

Indian cricketer had announced retirement on 8th June after creating many world records including most runs and most matches as captain.

While talking at ICC podcast, Mithali said that she is keeping her option on playing in IPL open.

“I’m keeping that option open. I’ve not yet decided. There are a few more months to go before the women’s IPL happens. It would be lovely to be part of the first edition of the women’s IPL,” she said.

Mithali Raj is a “fan” of Shafali Verma

While talking about Shafali Verma, another Indian cricketer, Raj showered praises and said that she believes her.

“I have been a big fan of her game. I have seen that she’s one player who has the ability to win the game single-handedly for India against any attack and any team. She is one of those players that you get to see probably once in a generation,” she added.

“When I saw Shafali in a domestic match when she played against Indian Railways, she scored a fifty but I could see a glimpse of a player who could change the entire match just with her innings,” said Mithali.

“And when she played for Velocity in the first edition of the Challenger Trophy (women’s T20 Challenge 2019), she played for my team and I saw that she has the ability and the raw power that you rarely get to see at that age to clear the boundary and hit a six at will,” she added.

In her career of 23 years, Mithali Raj garnered 7,805 ODI runs in 232 matches at an average of just over 50. She smashed 2,364 runs in 89 T20Is, as well as 699 runs in 12 Tests, including a hundred and four half-centuries.

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