Indian cricket will witness one of the longest careers come to an end. 39 year old fast bowler and former Indian women’s team captain Jhulan Goswami will play her final ODI match for India. Considered the best fast bowler in women’s cricket, the tall fast bowler from Bengal will be playing the final game of her career at the home of cricket at Lord’s.
The story as it happened –
Indian women are in England to play a short white ball series. Jhulan Goswami had decided to call it a day post the series in England. the veteran pacer wasn’t part of the T20 side. Goswami had played the first 2 ODI games at Hove and Cantebury. The game at Lord’s will be her final walk to the cricket field for India.
Harmanpreet Kaur break down in tears –
Indian team had a huddle before the start of the 3rd and final ODI game at the home of cricket Lords. Jhulan Goswami playing her final game was congratulated by all for her long and legendary career. The moment that will forever stay in everyone’s memory is that of Harmanpreet Kaur the Indian captain breaking down in tears and being consoled by the outgoing fast bowler herself.
Smiles, tears & hugs! 😊 🤗— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 24, 2022
An emotional huddle talk as @JhulanG10 set to play her final international game!
Go well, legend! 👏 👏
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Goswami’s career in a nutshell –
Jhulan Goswami once bowled a ball at 120 KPH which was considered one of the fastest in women’s cricket. Goswami has played 12 women’s test matches picking 44 wickets with a best of 5/25. She has played 203 ODI games and picked 253 wickets with a best of 6/31 which are the third best for any player in the women’s cricket. Jhulan has also played 68 T20 games and picked 56 wickets with a best of 5/11. Making her one of the rarest cricketers to pick a 5 wicket haul across formats.
No mug with the bat –
Goswami was also known to be an able batter, as she scored over 1200 run for India with 1 half century in her ODI career. In the test format she had 2 fifties with a best of 69 and scored 291 runs in total for the Indian women’s team.
Possible entrant in the Women’s IPL ?
Earlier this year, Mithali Raj had also called it quits but had made her intentions to play the Women’s IPL clear. Jhulan Goswami could also join her former Indian colleague and put her name forward for the first ever Women’s IPL which is slated to begin from January 2023.