Meg Lanning caused a social media storm when she announced that she would be retiring from cricket at the age of 31.
Meg Lanning announced her retirement as Australia’s captain from international cricket. Australia’s most accomplished captain, Meg Lanning, was also battling mental issues and took a break from cricket. Lanning, however, chose to retire from cricket at age 31. The Australian board was confident that their mercurial captain would be back on track after a comeback. The Australian skipper told a press briefing that the decision had been a tough but right one.
Lanning said: “The decision was difficult, but now I feel it is the right moment for me.”
“I have been extremely fortunate to enjoy a career that spans 13 years on the international stage, but now I know it’s time to move onto something new.
“Team success, that’s why you play. I am proud of what I was able to accomplish and I will cherish the memories shared with my teammates along the way.
Australia’s best Meg Lanning has left a rich legacy
One of Australia’s finest batters, and leaders, Lanning led the team to a record 182 times, won 7 World Cups – five of those as captains. The 31-yearold also holds a record of 15 centuries scored in ODIs. Lanning’s last international cricket was in the T20 World Cup Final against South Africa earlier this summer.
The former Australia captain will also lead Delhi Capitals in the first ever Women’s IPL finals in 2023.