"Common To See Girls Playing Cricket On Streets": Mithali Raj On Her Legacy To NDTV

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  • Jun 13, 2022;
Legendary Indian cricketer Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket on June 8. After over two decades in the international arena, Mithali retired as the leading run-getter in women's ODIs. "I satisfied from where I started to where I am leaving the sport. Yesterday someone asked me what would be your legacy. I have never had the right answer for it. But I can say that when I started, the way I was introduced to the sport was in an exclusive boys camp. Where I was the only girl. And then I had to switch camps because they didn't take girls. "The same camp today takes 60 to 80 girls today, who enroll every year. It was not common for a girl carrying a kit bag and walking down the street back in those days but in today's times it is common and people have accepted that. It is now common to see girls playing cricket on streets. Every academy now takes girls and happy to train them. So, I am happy to leave the sport in a good space and I am positive that it will only grow from here into a brighter space," a very proud Mithali told NDTV during the exclusive interview.