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Jhulan Goswami has decided to pull her boots off from her legendary career
Jhulan Goswami, the leading wicket taker in women’s international cricket of Indian Team, is all set to take retirement at the Hallowed Lord’s during India’s third and final ODI against England on 24th September, 2022.
Jhulan Goswami is one of the fastest bowlers in women’s international cricket. In May, she surpassed Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODI history.
She was named vice-captain of the national team ahead of the tour of England in 2006. In the tour, she helped India to win the series, including their first victory against England, making a fifty as nightwatchman in the first Test at Leicester and taking her career-best match figures of 10 for 78 – 5 for 33 and 5 for 45 – in the second Test at Taunton.
A look back at India’s fast bowler: Jhulan Goswami
This success made her the Player of the Series and also brought recognition at the Castrol Awards in Mumbai in September, where she received a Special Award. After that, she won the ICC Women’s Player of Year in 2007 – a year no Indian male player bagged any individual award. Soon after, she was elevated as captain of the national team. Then in 2010, she was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award. A Padma Shri followed two years later.
Having made her international debut in 2002, Jhulan retired from T20Is in 2018, and played her last Test match in October 2021.
A veteran of six Women’s ODI World Cups, Jhulan has played 12 Tests, 68 T20 internationals and 201 ODIs.
From 201 WODIs, she has a world record 252 wickets to her name — the only bowler with more than 200 wickets in the format.
The next in the list is South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail who has 191 wickets from 127 matches.
Across formats, Jhulan has a record 352 wickets to her name.
Lisa Sthalekar requested Jhulan Goswami not to retire
Lisa Sthalekar, former Australia Captain applauded Jhulan Goswami and appreciated her and urged not to retire from international cricket after the series.
“Still too good @jhulanG10…. please don’t retire #ENGvsInd” tweet by Lisa Sthalekar