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World’s top WODI wicket-taker Jhulan Goswami (255) bows out after glittering career

Jhulan Goswami retires from International Cricket as a leading wicket-taker (355 Wickets) in Women's Internationals. Top Twitter reactions as Jhulan Goswami bids adieu to the game.

Jhulan Goswami bids adieu to International Cricket as highest wicket taker in Women's ODI (255 Wickets) _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
Jhulan Goswami bids adieu to International Cricket as highest wicket taker (Photo: ©BCCI/Twitter)

India Women’s legendary cricketer, Jhulan Goswami bid adieu to international cricket having played her last match on September 24 against England in the 3rd ODI at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Emotions ran high in the Indian camp during the farewell game of perhaps one of the greatest Indian bowlers and one of the world’s best players.

Great final hurrah for Jhulan Goswami

India’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was in tears as the team gathered around to present Jhulan with a memento before the start of the game at Lord’s and the duo shared a heartfelt hug. This shows how much Jhulan meant to the entire women’s team and particularly Kaur who credited the former to be her go to person whenever she was going through a rough time.

The England players gave Goswami a guard of honour when she came out to bat for one final time and once she bowled her final ball in international cricket, the entire Indian team came to hug the champion pacer. Her presence in the team must have been so invaluable to the others.

Jhulan is someone who has inspired millions of young girls in India and across the globe to take up this beautiful sport of cricket. She was one of the shining lights for India and along with Mithali Raj, Jhulan has taken Indian women’s cricket forward.

Goswami got a fitting farewell after a glittering career. India Women’s team defeated the hosts England in the 3rd match at Lord’s to whitewash the series 3-0 and this is the first time since 1999 that India have won an ODI series in English soil. Incidentally, India’s win in 1999 came during Mithali Raj’s debut ODI series.

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Jhulan Goswami retires from International Cricket as highest wicket taker in Women's cricket (355 Wickets) _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
Jhulan Goswami played her last international game against Eng (Photo: ©BCCI/Twitter)

Humble Beginnings

Jhulan Goswami was born in the town of Chakdaha in West Bengal in the year 1982. Like most people in Bengal, Goswami was a football fan. She only took up cricket at the age of 15 after watching legendary Australia batter Belinda Clark play in the ICC Women’s World Cup 1997.

Since then there was no looking back for the Chakdaha Express. She went on to make her international debut in a WODI game against England in Chennai in 2002 and was the pace spearhead for the team ever since. Over time, she was re