Jhulan Goswami to Play the Last Match of Her Career At Lord’s Today
Jhulan Goswami, popularly known as Chakda Express, will play his last match against England at the historic stadium at Lord’s on Saturday. Today he has got the status of the fastest bowler and highest wicket-taker in the world. But, do you know that 25 years ago, Jhulan’s entry into the cricket ground was done as a ball girl (a girl picking up the ball from outside the boundary)?
Jhulan himself revealed this before the third ODI against England. The 39-year-old bowler told in the pre-match conference- ‘I went to the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata to pick up the ball in the final match of the 1997-World Cup. There the final was played between Australia and New Zealand. That’s when I saw a women’s cricket match for the first time. That’s where I decided to make cricket a career and dreamed of playing in India.
Jhulan Feels Sorry For Not Winning A Single World Cup In Her Career
In response to a question, Jhulan said- ‘I played many World Cups in my career, but could not win a single one. I am sorry about this.’
When asked about the most memorable moment of their life, Jhulan says- ‘When I bowled the first over for India, that moment was the most special for him.’
On the question of playing WIPL, she says that nothing has been thought about it yet. Will think something after the official announcement of the league. Let us tell you that Jhulne started his career against England only. He has made his debut against the British in all three formats.
Jhulan’s career at a glance…
Made his international debut on 6 January 2002. In his career spanning 19 years, Jhulan has played 283 matches. He has 353 wickets to his name.
The highest wicket-taker in the Women’s ODI World Cup. He has taken 43 wickets in 34 World Cup matches. She has taken 4 wickets twice in the World Cup.
Jhulan Goswami has scored 1,924 runs in his international career. It also includes 3 fifties. 2 half-centuries have come in Tests, while one in ODIs.
She has already retired from T20 and Test. He played the last T20 match for India in 2018 and the last Test in October 2021.