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India batter Vanitha VR retires from all forms of cricket

VR Vanitha, an Indian cricketer, has announced her retirement from all forms of the sport. The batter made the announcement on Twitter. Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, two senior Indian cricketers and teammates, were among the players Vanitha acknowledged in her retirement post.

She also expressed gratitude to her teammates, family members, mentors, and friends. She also praised the Karnataka and Bengal state associations for representing the two states in domestic cricket.


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At the age of 23, the right-handed batsman made her ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2014. Vanitha played in 6 ODIs and 16 T20Is for India between 2016 and 2018. Her issue was expressed in her post, in which she noted that her heart desires to play, but her body forbids it. Vanitha expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to represent India while acknowledging that she had a few regrets along the way.

In her brief international career, the Bengaluru-born cricketer has scored 85 ODI runs and 216 T20I runs for India. She was also a member of the Indian team that competed in the 2016 Women’s World T20, which was held in India. In T20 cricket, Vanitha began the batting, but in One Day cricket, she usually batted in the middle overs.

The cricketer signed off without revealing many details about her future intentions, although she did express a desire to devote the next chapter of her life to mentoring younger cricketers. She saw her retirement as the start of a new adventure rather than the finish.