Newshub18:Jhulan said goodbye to cricket with regret and joy.Start against England, end against England. The fight that started from Chakda in Nadia ended at Lord’s in London. The journey that started with Anjum Chopras, after a long detour ended with Shefali Verma by her side. It is said that Jhulan Goswami is the best pacer of India women’s team. Jhulan ends his two-decade career with the third ODI of the series against England tomorrow.
Indian women’s cricket has changed a lot over the past 20 years. But Jhulan Goswami was like a banyan tree. That’s probably why many people in the team love to call her ‘Jhulandi’. Like the elder sister of the family, she said, ‘I have to control my emotions.’ Because, I can’t enter the cricket field by being carried away by emotions. I am a completely tough person.’
Even if he could say this, those who called him ‘Jhulandi’ could not control themselves. That’s why many of the teammates’ eyes were wet with water before entering the field. Even though they entered the field with wet eyes, they gave the victory to their beloved Jhulan.
Jhulan went back with the first ball but took 2 wickets.
Jhulan thanked everyone at the farewell, ‘I want to thank BCCI. I want to thank my teammates, coach, captain and everyone. Thank you for giving me this opportunity today. It is really a special moment for me. But the relationship with Indian cricket is from earlier. Jhulan was the Ballgirl in the 1997 Cricket World Cup held on Indian soil. Jhulan has 255 wickets in 204 matches in ODIs. She is the only bowler to take 200 wickets in this women’s edition. South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail is second in the list with 191 wickets.
After playing 68 matches in T20 cricket, the pacer of the Indian women’s team collected 56 wickets. His number of victims in 12 Tests is 44. In all, the number of wickets in international cricket is 355. Despite this achievement, the 39-year-old Jhulan is a sorry companion at the time of departure. He played the final in the 2005 and 2017 ODI World Cups. But never tasted the World Cup title. India’s dreams were dashed when they first lost against Australia and then against England.
In the virtual press conference last Friday, he regretted not being able to win the title, ‘I have played two World Cup finals. If we had won one of these, it would have been a huge achievement for us. Because this is our ultimate goal. This is one regret I have. Apart from this, everything else was great.”The legendary women cricketer of India can take a consolation while saying goodbye. For the first time in his career, he was able to say goodbye to cricket by winning the series in England