Off The Field
| On Mar 12, 2018 11:22 AM IST

Rumeli Returns- A Journey worth applause


Rumeli Dhar has made a comeback to the India Cricket Team after a gap of six years.

Veteran all-rounder Rumeli Dhar was drafted in after Jhulan Goswami missed the third and final ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship series against South Africa due to a heel injury and could not continue the tour.

Rumeli: Back to the reckoning

The moment of glory for Indian women cricket team came in the World Cup final when India drew a tremendous support from the spectators in 2017 against England.

Interestingly, Dhar has returned to the same venue after one month short of six years where she played the World Cup Final in 2005. It was for the first time when Mithali Raj led team played in the finals of one of women cricket’s most coveted tournaments.

Rumeli was India’s third highest scorer in that tournament.

Rumeli Dhar’s T20I Debut:

Rumeli Dhar was named the player of the match in India’s first ever T20 International. Against England in 2006 in Derby, she played a memorable inning of unbeaten 69-ball 66 opening the batting.

Playing with a fighting spirit:

Dhar, donned India Jersey again after 2171 days. She played with an injured knee in 2008 Asia Cup in Colombo and was named the player of the match.

It was a long wait for Rumeli. She reminisces, “I had reached a point where I was living, but I had no life in me.”

Social media hails Rumeli Returns




Dhar’s beautiful journey of perseverance is nothing short of an inspiration.

Shalini Singh

A Writer | A Reader | Above all- A Human Being constantly looking forward to pushing the envelopes!