Indian National Cricket Women’s Team is known to have many big names. One such name is Jhulan Goswami, India’s Ace All-rounder who served the country for the past two decades.
The Indian Women’s Cricket Team is blessed to have such a name associated with them for over 20 years. India’s Ace all-rounder bided goodbye to International Cricket and played the last match of her career against England on 24th September.
Jhulan Goswami Had An Extraordinary Cricketing Career
Jhulan Goswami started her career as an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast, Goswami is regarded as one of the greatest women fast bowlers of all time and one of the fastest bowlers in the history of women’s cricket, and the fastest contemporary bowler following the retirement of Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
She is the highest wicket-taker in Women’s One Day International cricket. In February 2018, against South Africa, she became the first bowler to take 200 wickets in Women’s ODIs. In March 2022, in the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup, She became the first bowler to take 250 wickets in WODI cricket.
At the age of 19, she made her international debut in 2002 in a one-day International Match against England in Chennai. Her Test debut came on 14 January 2002 against England in Lucknow. She along with Mithali Raj guided the Indian Women’s Cricket team to its first Test series win in England in the 2006–07 season.
On the 24th of September, Jhulan played her last match against England. In her last match, She bowled 7 overs and conceded just 31 runs. She was one of the most economical bowlers for India. Jhulan also received ‘Guard Of Honor’ in her last match due to her immense contribution to the empowerment of Women’s Cricket.
England Cricket Celebrates Jhulan Goswami On Twitter
For over 20 years Jhulan Goswami has run in, hit a length and blazed a trail.
She has bowled nearly 10,000 balls in ODI cricket, and she may just have inspired as many young girls to try cricket.
Thanks @JhulanG10, you’re an inspiration. pic.twitter.com/EMeCtAA5Wa
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 24, 2022
As Jhulan Goswami played her last match against England, England Cricket Board made her retirement memorable for her. They posted a Tweet to pay tribute to India’s Star All-rounder. The tweet reads, ‘For over 20 years Jhulan Goswami has run in, hit a length and blazed a trail. She has bowled nearly 10,000 balls in ODI cricket, and she may just have inspired as many young girls to try cricket. Thanks, @JhulanG10, you’re an inspiration.’
They also added a video along with the tweet wherein all the players from the England Cricket Team are seen giving ‘Guard Of Honor’ to the Legendary Cricketer.
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