The first series whitewash since 1999, carried out on the shoulders of her teammates, couldn’t be more deserved, could it?
Jhulan Goswami, 39, announced her retirement from cricket on September 24th, following a series whitewash in England and an illustrious career. The 24th of September 2022 will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of India’s victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup.
Emotions were running high when the current team’s longest-serving player announced her retirement and ended her International outing with a 2 for 30. She made her debut against England in Chennai in 2002, but her cricketing career dates back to 1992.
Cricketing records of Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan was born in West Bengal and, like everyone else, she enjoyed football. There was a televised broadcast of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, and a 10-year-old girl instantly fell in love with the game. She opted to follow the sport she discovered her passion for with at the age of 15 and began commuting to Kolkata every day by train.
As the phrase goes, a person’s hard work is never forgotten, and she received a well-deserved call-up to the Bengal women’s team. Four years later, she burst into the scene as a member of the International fraternity.
With her tall stature and harsh demeanor, she has always been a formidable figure, and her bowling just adds to that reputation. She went on to captain India for 25 One-Day Internationals before passing over to Mithali Raj.
She has played in 283 international matches and seized 353 wickets in her remarkable career. She has an impressive trophy chest, which includes the Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, and ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2007. She is still the all-time highest wicket-taker.
In her final game against England, she was given a guard of honour by the English players as a mark of respect for her incredible career.
A teary farewell to a fiary tale career of Jhulan Goswami
It was a bit teary for the Indians as she was the longest serving player and the players saw her as an elder sister. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur took her along to the toss and after she bowled her last delivery she was greeted with warm hugs from all of her teammates. One of the most wholesome moments in cricket.
It was difficult for the Indians because she was the longest-serving player and the players looked up to her as an elder sister. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur accompanied her to the toss, and after her final delivery, she was met with heartfelt hugs from all of her teammates. One of the most heartwarming moments in cricket.
Players come and go, but legends live on. She was the first bowler in Indian women’s history to rattle elite batsmen and was a trump card throughout her career. She will remain an icon and will be looked up to as a player, person, and so on. Thank you so much, Jhulan didi.