Happy Birthday Jhulan Goswami: Indian bowling legend Jhulan Goswami made her international debut in January 2002. She happily accepted the opportunity and it did not take him long to cement her place in the international team. Chakda Express put up a phenomenal bowling performance on her debut and took two wickets for just 15 runs against a mighty England team. Since then Jhulan did not look back. as well as continued their progress. Jhulan Goswami is celebrating her 40th birthday today.
The illustrious and remarkable career
From being the ball girl at the 1997 World Cup to become the ICC Women’s Player of the Year, it has been a fairy tale journey. Her illustrious and remarkable career came to an end in September 2022. Jhulan Goswami played in her last international appearance, against England at Lord’s.
Highest wicket-taker in women’s ODI-
Jhulan is currently the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODIs. She has 255 ODI wickets to his name. Which is 64 more than the second-best Shabnim Ismail. She went past former Australian fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODI history. Jhulan Goswami is also the only female cricketer in the history of ODI cricket to take more than 200 wickets.
Records and Achievements-
Jhulan took a total of 355 wickets in all three formats of the game. Which is the most by any cricketer in women’s international cricket. Jhulan Goswami took 300 wickets in international cricket four years ago.
At the age of 23, she became the youngest female cricketer to take 10 wickets in a Test match. Which recorded this record against England in 2006.
She overtook Australia’s Lynn Fulston to become the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s World Cup in March 2022. Jhulan created an incredible record after getting her 40th World Cup wicket during a match against West Indies. He has 43 wickets in the World Cup.
Jhulan Goswami was voted ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2007. Three years later, she was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award. Jhulan received the Padma Shri award in 2012.
At the age of 39 years and 303 days, Jhulan became the oldest player to wear the India jersey in women’s international cricket.