2017 ICC Women’s World Cup: Jhulan Goswami Says It Is The Start of Something Very Special
Following a heartbreaking loss at the hands of England in the World Cup final, a veteran in the Indian Women’s team Jhulan Goswami who has been the leading wicket taker in ODI’s has called the team to shrug off their loss and look ahead on how to better themselves.
The Indian team put up an inspired performance all through the tournament and defeated top notch sides like England, New Zealand and Australia to qualify for the finals.
The Indian Women’s team was on the verge of creating history but a dramatic collapse towards the fag end of their run chase allowed England to stage a sensational comeback and win the encounter by a mere nine runs.
Despite India’s ordinary show in the final phase of the match, Goswami was hopeful of the fact that this could be the start of something very special. Before the start of the tournament no one really gave them a chance but coming into the final, they were the only team to beat England in the group stages which was a special achievement in itself.
Despite not being able to stop the English girl from winning the 3rd title at home, their task will be now to look ahead for betterment in the future tournaments.
“The important thing is that nobody from the first day thought we would be a finalist,” Goswami was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle. “We performed and started to believe in ourselves after that match, and in each given day everybody tried to contribute, as a team we believed that if we did well we could do it our way.
We tried to contribute from all of us from the beginning. At this moment we must enjoy this journey, the whole team must enjoy the way we played, unfortunately, this one was not to go our way. In the games, we’ve had people perform, individually, but when it comes to a group there are things that we can work on.”
Goswami threatened to take the match away from the English side with a sensational spell of 3/23 in her allotted 10 overs.
“We didn’t get any early breakthrough and there wasn’t much pace in the wicket, so for me, it was about bowling a tight line and length.I tried to bowl in the right areas and not give them much room, they were using the crease and shuffling towards off stump, so we wanted to try and get them to play straight.
“Sometimes plans work, sometimes they don’t, but they came at the right time to break that partnership.Whenever a team requires it, I try to contribute from my side – my best bowling figures are the ones where England win the match,” Goswami signed off.
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