Happy Retirement Chakda Express: The Best Women Bowler Of World Cricket Is Set To Retire Today. Let’s Look At Her Career

On 24th September 2022, Jhulan Goswami will play her farewell game against England at Lord’s. From today onwards, not only Indian women team will miss the sublime swing bowling of Jhulan Goswami but whole cricket fraternity who used to witness her class from last 20 years will miss her on cricket field.The legendary pacer was the backbone of Indian team and has played an instrumental part in revolutionary change of women cricket in India.

The legendary Indian pacer will say goodbye to his cricketing career at Lord’s, and it will be an emotional moment for her and her fans.From last 20 years she has been inspiration of billions of Indians and in future she will continue to inspire many more.

She made her international debut in Chennai in 2002 in an ODI against England, and her aim was to “just bowl fast”. Since then she never looked back in her career and has helped Indian women to skyrocket their popularity.

Veteran pacer of India was part of two 50-over World Cup finals, 2005 and 2017 but not winning a World Cup was a regret but was hopeful of the current bunch of players going the distance.

“If we would have won one of those [two World Cup finals], it would have been great for Team India and women’s cricket,” she said. “That is the ultimate goal for every athlete. When you put in so much hard work, you prepare for four years, and if you win the trophy, it is a dream come true. Unfortunately, we played three finals, including T20 [World Cup in 2020] but could not win the final. It has hurt feelings, and that is one regret.” She said.

Goswami had faced a lot of injuries in her career; despite losing hope, she always tried hard to get on the team. On this, she joked, and She said, “Whenever I got injured, I realised I will be missing the series, [and some] matches [and] had to sit back and not participate,” she said. “But that is what a fast bowler is all about. You will get injured, and your character is required for you to come back every time you fall down. I felt then that it would have been better if I had not been a fast bowler. I wished then that I should have been a batter. I would not have had so many injuries.”

India has sealed the three-match ODI series against England and have registered their first series win over the hosts, in England, since 1999. The stage is set for Goswami to have a grand exit.

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Let’s Have A Look At Her Career And The Mile Stone She Achieved:

• Jhulan Goswami is the most wickets taker in ODIs, and she has 253 wickets in 203 matches. Her greatness can be judged only because no player has even reached the mark of 200 wickets in ODIs.
• She has a record of 43 wickets in 34 Women’s World Cup matches.
• She has taken 68 catches, the second highest in women’s ODI, behind New Zealand’s Suzie Bate’s 78 catches in 142 matches.
• She is the only Indian women cricketer to take a 10-wicket haul in a Test match -10/78 against England in 2006.
• She won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year award in 2007.
• She was awarded the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women’s Cricketer in 2011.
• She was honored with Arjuna Award for Cricket in 2010.
• She was awarded one of the highest civilian honors of India, Padma Shri, in 2012.

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