“With a lot of happy and satisfied feelings, I am able to make this announcement of my retirement from all forms of cricket and looking forward to contributing back to the game,” Jain, 36, wrote in a post on Instagram.
“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 (sic) 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. It’s been an incredible journey I’ve been able to have and it would not have been possible without everyone who supported me during my ups and downs.”
“My family being the biggest support and my brother being a cricketer himself made it easy and challenging for me to adopt the game and deliver the best in every time I stepped onto the grounds,” Jain wrote. “I could continue to play the sport and contribute for a very long time because of unflinching support and sacrifices done by them.”
She was part of the 2005 Women’s World Cup squad – where India finished runners-up – as a back-up wicketkeeper. She played the Women’s World Cup in 2013 and the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2014.