New Delhi: Terming Jhulan Goswami’s two-decade-long international career as ‘memorable’, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said that an era ended with the retirement of one of the all-time greats of women’s cricket. Done. Jhulan (39 years) had retired from international cricket after the ODI series against England ended. The Indian team gave a grand farewell to this legendary fast bowler by doing a clean sweep in this series.
Jhulan made his debut for India in 2002. He played 12 Tests, 204 ODIs and 68 T20 Internationals in his career. In all these together he took 355 wickets. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said in a release issued here, “An era comes to an end with Jhulan announcing his retirement from international cricket. He represented India with great pride and always gave his best. He served Indian cricket with utmost excellence.”
NEWS : BCCI congratulates Jhulan Goswami on a stellar career. #TeamIndia
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 25, 2022
“She was the leader of the Indian bowling attack and her achievements will continue to inspire current and future cricketers. His contribution to the game was memorable. While his inspiring presence on the field will be sorely missed, his achievements will continue to inspire future cricketers.” Jhulan has featured in five ODI World Cups (2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022) in her career and is the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s World Cup. She is the only fast bowler to take more than 250 ODI wickets in women’s cricket.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said, “Jhulan Goswami is one of the greatest players of all time to have played the game. He led the Indian bowling attack for many years with his unmatched bowling skills and his achievements will continue to be a benchmark for cricketers aspiring to play at the top level for the country. I wish him all the best for his new innings in life.”
The greatest & most successful fast bowler in women’s cricket retires from int’l cricket after two decades of unmatched dedication & determination towards the game. Congrats @JhulanG10 on a phenomenal career with #TeamIndia, Thank you for inspiring next generation of cricketers pic.twitter.com/CBPtnw8QSd
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 24, 2022
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal also recalled Jhulan’s contribution to cricket, taking two wickets for 30 runs in his farewell match. Dhumal said, “Jhulan and Mithali Raj were instrumental in taking forward women’s cricket in India. Jhulan has never shied away from putting in the extra effort, be it on-field performance or the preparations made to excel. His stupendous achievements and unmatched contribution to our sport will continue to inspire his teammates and future cricketers.” (agency)