SYDNEY: Record-breaking Australian women’s captain Meg Lanning stated she had “nothing left to gain” after retiring on Thursday from international cricket.
The 31-year-antique top-order batter led Australia to 4 Twenty20 global Cup titles, one 50-over international Cup triumph and a Commonwealth games gold — incomes the nickname “superstar” for her run-scoring exploits.
Off the pitch, Lanning played a essential position in highlighting the gender pay hole in men’s and ladies’s professional cricket. After 13 years of worldwide cricket and having captained her usa on 182 activities, Lanning said it was the “right time to move on to some thing new”.
“i have carried out so much within the game and been fortunate enough to have one of these a success career and be a part of very a hit teams,” a tearful Lanning told reporters at Melbourne Cricket ground. “I bet I sense like now i’ve were given nothing left to obtain on the international level.
“I can not be half-in or 1/2-out with whatever and i guess this is where i’ve landed with this decision. “I not have the spark or the inducement to do what wishes to manifest at this level and so for me it is time to transport on.”
An emotional Lanning broke down in tears when she thanked her mother and father and family for his or her help down the years. Veteran wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has formerly captained the Australian crew in Lanning’s absence, but became currently sidelined after injuring her finger breaking apart a dog combat.
Cricket Australia is yet to call Lanning’s long-term successor.
leader executive Nick Hockley praised Lanning as “one of the best cricketers Australia has produced” and “one of the fine players in the world over a long period of time”.
“beneath Meg’s leadership the Australian women’s cricket crew has constructed a legacy of world dominance and has been at the vanguard of growing the sport and galvanizing the subsequent era of cricketers all over the international,” he delivered.
Lanning has hit greater one-day centuries than another female and is the pinnacle run-scorer for the Australian girls’s group, in step with Cricket Australia. Australia won 26 consecutive one-day video games under Lanning’s captaincy among 2018 and 2021, which stays that layout’s document prevailing streak.
Lanning back to the Australian crew in January after a six-month damage to “attention on myself”. On her return, she led Australia to victory on the Twenty20 international Cup in South Africa and took Delhi Capitals to the final of the inaugural ladies’s top-rated League in India. Lanning will preserve to play in domestic competitions, Cricket Australia said.