Record of highest number of wickets, a career spanning 20 years, yet Jhulan regrets it

Jhulan Goswami made his ODI and Test debut for India in 2002 and has been India’s number one bowler in every format since then.

Jhulan Goswami played 283 matches for India in all formats and took about three and a half hundred wickets.

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India’s greatest bowler Jhulan Goswami has received a wonderful farewell from Team India at the end of his career. The Indian team has given Jhulan a wonderful farewell gift by winning the ODI series after 23 years in England. On Saturday 24 September, Jhulan will play the last international match of his career at the historic Lord’s ground. Despite many great achievements, Jhulan will regret one thing – not winning the World Cup. In her career of 20 years, Jhulan entered the final twice, but could not win.

A special press conference was organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday 23 September, a day before this match to be held on Saturday at Lord’s. In this press conference before the farewell, the veteran fast bowler told about his career achievements to good and bad experiences a day before the last match.

Missed the title twice

On Saturday, the third and final match of the ODI series between India and England will be played and with this, Jhulan’s career will be completed for almost two decades. During the media interaction before this special match, Jhulan got emotional and said,

“I have played two World Cup finals (2005 and 2017) but could not win the trophy. I am only sorry because you prepare for the World Cup for four years. It takes a lot of hard work. Winning the World Cup is a dream come true moment for every cricketer.”

the joy of such a long career

Despite this, the 39-year-old star Indian pacer considered himself lucky that he got a chance to play cricket for such a long time. Jhulan said, “When I started, I never thought of playing for so long. It was a great experience. I consider myself lucky to be able to play this game. To be honest, being from a very simple family and a small town like Chakda (West Bengal), I didn’t know anything about women’s cricket.”

Memorable debut and first over

The veteran Indian bowler, who holds the record for most wickets in women’s cricket, said that being a part of the Indian team for the first time was the most memorable moment for her. Recalling that moment, Jhulan said,

“My best memory is when I got an opportunity to play for India and bowled the first over because I never thought of it. My cricket journey has been tough as I had to travel two and a half hours by local train to practice.

record for most wickets

Jhulan, who was a ‘ball girl’ in the 1997 World Cup final, lived her dream and touched the heights of her career as one of the most successful and most respected female cricketers. Jhulan, who made her debut in 2002, took 44 wickets in 12 Test matches for India, while 253 wickets in 203 ODIs, which is a world record. Apart from this, 56 wickets also came in his account in 68 T20 matches. Not only this, Jhulan also scored 1228 runs in ODIs.