Jhulan Goswami‘s illustrious 20-year international cricket career will come to an end after the Lord’s ODI against England. The legendary pacer will retire from cricket at the home of cricket. Goswami was brought out with India captain Harmanpreet Kaur for the toss ahead of the final ODI on September 24.
Who is Jhulan Goswami?
Jhulan Nishit Goswami, the former captain of India’s women’s cricket team, was born on November 25, 1982. She is 39 years old. She is the daughter of Nishith and Jharna Goswami.
Goswami bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. She is regarded as one of the finest female fast bowlers of all time and one of the fastest bowlers in women’s cricket history. After Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired, Goswami became the fastest bowler in the modern era. Goswami announced her resignation from WT20Is in August 2018.
Goswami was born into a middle-class family in the West Bengali town of Chakdaha in the Nadia district. She was a football fan before she started playing cricket at the age of 15. When Goswami started watching the 1992 Cricket World Cup on television, she developed an interest in the sport. After seeing Australian batter Belinda Clark compete in the 1997 Women’s Cricket World Cup, she developed a greater interest in the game. Goswami travelled to Kolkata to play cricket because Chakdaha at the time lacked cricket facilities.
In 2007 and 2011, she received the ICC Women’s Player of the Year and the M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for Best Women’s Cricketer, respectively. In January 2016, Goswami held the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings.
She has taken 40 Test wickets in 10 games. She has played in 223 international games, taken 271 wickets, and amassed 1593 runs, including three 50-run innings. She has surpassed the 180 wickets held by Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the leading wicket-taker in WODIs. During the Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa, she accomplished the feat.
Jhulan reached 200 wickets in one-day cricket on February 7, 2018, making her the first female cricketer to do so. With two five-wicket hauls and four four-wicket hauls, she has 200 wickets in 166 matches at an average of 21.76.
In women’s one-day international cricket, Goswami has the record for most wickets taken. She took 200 wickets in WODIs for the first time in February 2018 against South Africa. By dismissing South Africa’s opener Laura Wolvaardt in the second one-day match of the three-match series at Kimberley, she was able to accomplish this. An Indian postage stamp was created in her honour in April 2018. Goswami became the first bowler in WODI cricket to record 250 wickets in March 2022 at the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup.