Karuna Jain retires from all forms of cricket

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24 Jul 2022 | 03:20 PM
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Karuna Jain retires from all forms of cricket

The keeper-batter played five Tests, 44 ODIs and nine T20Is for India and last featured in an international match in 2014

Indian wicketkeeper-batter Karuna Jain on Sunday announced retirement from all forms of cricket, calling curtains on a career spanning ten years of international cricket.

"With a lot of happy and satisfied feelings, I'm able to make this announcement of my retirement from all forms of cricket and looking forward to contribute back to the game," the 36-year-old said in a statement.

Jain played five Tests for India and scored 195 runs, making her debut against England in November, 2005. She accounted for 17 Test dismissals and lasted played in 2014 against England. 

She also played 44 ODIs for India after making her debut in 2004 against West Indies and last played an ODI in 2014 against England. In the 50-over format, she scored 987 runs including a hundred and nine fifties. She also has 58 ODI dismissals to her name.

Jain also played nine T20Is and claimed 12 dismissals. She was part of India's 2005 Women's World Cup squad where they reached the final and featured in the 2013 ODI World Cup and 2014 T20 World Cup.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of my cricketing journey from the very beginning, to all my coaches, support staff and my team mates whose been a part throughout my career. Each one of them has taught me something different about the game and life that made me the player and person I am today," Jain said.

"It's been an incredible journey I have been able to have and it would not have been possible without everyone who supported me during my ups and downs."

Jain represented Karnataka, Pondicherry, Air India and South Zone in the domestic circuit.

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