Jhulan Goswami, the former India captain has announced her retirement from international cricket following the conclusion of the WODI series against England. In an international career spanning over two decades – the second longest in women’s international cricket – Jhulan Goswami, who made her debut in 2002, represented India in 12 Tests, 204 ODIs and 68 T20Is picking 355 wickets across formats.
Jhulan Goswami, who went on to play five ODI World Cups – 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022 – remains the leading wicket-taker in the history of the Women’s World Cups. She also remains the only pacer in women’s cricket to have 250-plus wickets in ODIs.
Jhulan Goswami Congratulated By BCCI President Sourav Ganguly After Taking Retirement
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has described Jhulan Goswami’s two-decade-long international career as “monumental”, saying an era has come to an end with the retirement of one of women’s cricket’s greatest players.
Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI said: “With Jhulan announcing her retirement from international cricket, an era has come to an end. She took immense pride in representing India and always put her best foot forward as she served Indian cricket with distinction. She was the leader of India’s bowling attack and her feats will continue to inspire the present and budding cricketers. Her contribution to the game has been monumental. While her inspiring presence on the field will be missed, her achievements will continue to motivate the upcoming cricketers.”
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has paid rich tributes to legendary Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami for her illustrious career spanning two decades. He called her an inspiration to many, saying that it was the end of an era as she brought down the curtain on her international career at Lord’s on Saturday (September 24).
Jay Shah Said That Jhulan Goswami Is One Of The Greatest To Have Ever Graced Cricket
BCCI secretary Jay Shah also thanked the pacer for inspiring the next generation of cricketers and serving Indian cricket for two decades with unmatched dedication and determination.
Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI said: “Jhulan Goswami is one of the greatest to have ever graced the game. She, with her exceptional bowling skills, led India’s bowling attack with elan for numerous years and will remain a benchmark for the young cricketers who wish to represent the country at the highest level. As she embarks on a new journey and starts a new inning, I wish her all the very best.”
Arun Singh Dhumal, Treasurer, BCCI said: “As women’s cricket continued to grow in the country, Jhulan Goswami, along with Mithali Raj, remained at the forefront. Jhulan never shied away from going that extra mile, be it with her performances on the field or be it for the preparations to seek excellence. Her stellar achievements and tremendous work ethics were there for everyone to see and her outstanding contributions towards our game will continue to inspire her teammates and budding cricketers.”
The competitive Indian has seen the game evolve during her long journey that was marked by some unforgettable moments and a few unpleasant days, something that the board’s treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal also observed.