New Delhi: Indian women’s team’s legendary fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is going to play her last international match against England (IND W vs ENG W) today. Exactly 20 years 261 days ago today, she made her debut in women’s international cricket at the age of 19.
Jhulan of high stature had done wonders in his debut series itself. Due to which she became a regular player of the team. Not only this, he also took the command of the team’s bowling attack on his shoulders and continued to improve his game. In the last two decades, Jhulan Goswami (Jhulan Goswami Retirement) played a brilliant role for the Indian team and also made many records in his name.
204th ODI match will be played today
The India vs England women’s team match at Lord’s will be the last match of Jhulan’s career. After this match, this fast bowler will never be seen in the Indian jersey again on the field. The match is going to start at 3.30 pm. This will be Jhulan Goswami’s 204th ODI match. Jhulan played the first match for India when Shefali Verma and Richa Ghosh were not even born, while Jemima Rodrigues probably played in the dock. Even Harmanpreet Kaur was probably dreaming of becoming a cricketer then.
Will try to do clean sweep
In such a situation, now the retirement of veteran player Gulan will also be an emotional moment for Indian fans. When Jhulan started his career, he had to face a lot of struggles. But she did not give up and by continuously improving her game, reached the pinnacle of women’s cricket. Therefore, it is certain that the Indian team will do its best to clean sweep the series 3-0 to give a memorable farewell to such a player.
Singing the National Anthem – Memorabilia Wearing the Blue Jersey
Singing India’s National Anthem and wearing the India jersey will always remain the best moments in my life: @JhulanG10 #TeamIndia , #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/SHpjRyL1Hn
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 24, 2022
BCCI has shared a video of Jhulan’s conversation with him before the last match on social media. In which he has said about his dazzling career before the last match of his career that standing in the field and singing the national anthem of India and wearing Team India jersey will be the best moments of his life.
Such was the record of Jhulan
Jhulan Goswami is the highest wicket-taker in ODIs. Jhulan has so far taken 253 wickets in 203 ODIs in his career. During this his bowling average was 22.10 and economy rate was 3.37. In T20 Internationals, Jhulan has 56 wickets in 68 matches at a bowling average of 21.94 and an economy rate of 5.45. She is also India’s fourth most successful bowler in T20 cricket.
Jhulan Goswami is also the third highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket. In Test cricket, he has taken 44 wickets in 12 matches. Jhulan also holds the record for the second longest career in Tests and ODIs.