‘If my daughter wants to play cricket…’: Sourav Ganguly in praise of Jhulan Goswami


Mumbai. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Thursday praised veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami. 39-year-old Jhulan Goswami will say goodbye to her two-decade-long career after the current tour of England and Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said that after winning the ODI series against England, her team will now welcome veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami on Saturday. Is ready to give a grand farewell to the third ODI to be held at Lord’s.

India defeated England by 88 runs in the second ODI to win the ODI series on their soil after 23 years. India last won the ODI series in England in 1999. Then he won the series 2-1. Jhulan has played 12 Tests (44 wickets), 202 ODIs (253 wickets) and 68 T20 Internationals (56 wickets) for India in a career spanning 20 years.

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Indian pacer Jhulan will retire from the game on Saturday after playing the third and final ODI of the bilateral series. Congratulating the veteran Indian pacer for an illustrious international career, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly hailed Jhulan as a legend.

Ganguly said during an event in Kolkata, ‘Jhulan Goswami is an example. She has taken the most wickets in the history of women’s cricket. She hails from Chakdah in Bengal. I have a very cordial relationship with him. I had a lot of discussions with Jhulan Goswami regarding women’s cricket development. I also interacted with Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur.

Jhulan, who has more than 350 international wickets to her name, is retiring from the game as the highest wicket-taker in women’s cricket. Senior pacer Jhulan has taken the highest number of wickets in the history of women’s ODI cricket. The 39-year-old fast bowler has been a part of India’s team in 6 50-over World Cups. Ganguly said, ‘If my daughter wants to play cricket, then I would suggest her to become like Jhulan, but unfortunately she is not playing cricket. I wish him all the best.

The BCCI President said, ‘I am very happy for Jhulan. She is around 40 years old. He has had a wonderful career. Every player’s life comes to an end. That’s the game. But Jhulan will leave behind a rich legacy. He is a role model. She is ending her career at Lord’s and finishing at Lord’s is a dream.

Tags: Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Sourav Ganguly, Team India

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