Jhulan Goswami, India’s top pacer in the ongoing championship, became the highest ever wicket-taker in the history of ICC Women’s World Cup. Goswami broke the record after dismissing West Indies player Anisa Mohammed on Saturday, claiming her 40th wicket.

Goswami, 39, came at par with Australia’s Lyn Fullston on Thursday after she took her 39th wicket in the Women’s World Cup. 

Goswami, who is often referred to as ‘Chakda Express’, is one of the most senior players to be in the Indian Women’s cricket team as of now. She made her international cricket debut in 2002. 

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma will be featuring in a biopic of Goswami, the title of which is a reference to her nickname.

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“It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket”, Anuskha Sharma wrote in a social media post.

The veteran Indian pacer also has multiple other records to her name, including being the highest wicket-taker in Women’s One Day Internationals. She has taken a total of 249 wickets in 198 games, according to media reports.

India’s game against West Indies on Saturday set the stage for multiple record breaking performances. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana scored centuries and set the record for the highest ever partnership by an Indian duo in the Women’s World Cup. The two had a partnership of 184 runs.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Mithali Raj scripted history as she entered Seddon Park in Hamilton. The 39-year-old  broke the record for most matches captained in the ICC Women’s World Cup, surpassing former Australian counterpart Belinda Clark.