Indian legendary women cricketer Jhulan Goswami will retire from the game after playing the final ODI against England at Lord’s. With this, her international cricket career of 20 years is going to end as well. However, to pay tribute, CAB has made special arrangements to see Jhulan’s last match where they have made some arrangements at the Inox Forum in Elgin of Kolkata. The general fans of Kolkata will be able to witness her last international match on the big screen of Inox, Elgin Road from 2:30 PM on September 24 as well.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said, “This is for the last time, and this should be special for all the fans of Jhulan Goswami. And it is special for us too.”
However, the struggle of Jhulan Goswami which started from Chakdah in Nadia has seen a lot and she gave India a lot of success at the international level. She has 352 wickets to her name and has also become the number one bowler in the world in women’s cricket worldwide as well. She became the second cricketer after veteran Indian cricketer Diana Edulji to be awarded the Padma Shri award as well.
Meanwhile, Jhulan Goswami’s record includes 253 wickets in 203 ODIs so far as well. That is also a world record now. Harmanpreet Kaur’s team has already won the ongoing ODI series against England as well where Jhulan has taken only one wicket in the last two matches but was economical too. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly spoke for the first time about Jhulan’s retirement on Thursday. He applauded Jhulan Goswami and said, “Jhulan is a true legend. Highest wicket-taker in women’s cricket and of all time.”