The medium-pacer and right-handed batsman made her choice known throughan Instagram post. Dhar said in her article, “23 years of my cricket, which began in Shyamnagar, West Bengal, has now come to an end as I declare my retirement from all forms of cricket.

The 38-year-old participated in four matches in women’s Test cricket, compiling 236 runs and one half-century. Since making her Test debut against England in Delhi in 2005, she has taken eight wickets. In 2006 in Taunton, she faced off against the same opponent in her last Test match. Since making her debut against England in 2003 in Lincoln, she has featured in 78 DIs, amassing 961 runs and 63 wickets, and scoring six half-centuries. In 2012, she played her last ODI.

After making her debut against England Women in 2006, Dhar played for Bengal among other local teams. In 18 T20 matches, she scored 131 runs and claimed 13 wickets. She unexpectedly joined the India T20 squad again in 2018 against South Africa, and that same year, at the age of 34, she played her last T20 match at the Brabourne Stadium against Australia Women. Her role in leading India to the final of the 2005 Women’s World Cup in South Africa was one of the high points of her career.

“There have been highs and lows throughout the lengthy trip. The highlight was playing in the 2005 World Cup final and captaining the Women in Blue while representing the Indian Women’s Cricket Team, according to Dhar.