Jhulan Goswami Delivers Her Fascinating Story At CCI

Jhulan Goswami is a former medium fast bowler and right-arm batsman who has been a mainstay of the Indian women's cricket team. Former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangadi engaged Goswami in a lively discussion, rather than giving a conventional 'lecture', combining personal and professional topics in a loose fashion. Goswami's journey was famously summed up by Hattangadi as "from street light to spotlight", which perfectly encapsulated their relationship.

The audience was informed that "Chakda Xpress", a biopic starring Anushka Sharma and retelling Goswami's life, is currently in production. Since Goswami hails from Chakdaha, in the Nadia region of West Bengal, she was nicknamed the "Chakda Express" for her speed.

A Diehard Maradona Fan 

Goswami, now 40, reflected fondly on her early years and expressed her affection for footballer Diego Maradona. She characterised herself as an avid cricketer who would occasionally miss class as she participated in the sport throughout the day, much to her family's dismay. Goswami also admitted that she secretly wrote notes about cricket on the pages of her textbooks.

Early Days 

Reflecting on her early days, the bowler recalled how she would sometimes turn up at cricket practice wearing unusual clothes such as skirts or salwar suits. Her coach initially thought she was a tall, unusual face due to her prominent height of 5 feet 11 inches. 

Goswami's life was characterised by a careful balancing act between the demands of her academic duties and her abiding passion for cricket. She admitted that in the beginning she did not devote herself continuously to her practice. Goswami's determination changed as a result she became steadfast and punctual to her training sessions. She spent five years playing for Bengal and also earned a place in the Indian cricket team.

Inspirational Words by Jhulan Goswami’s Mother 

Goswami said that when she won the ICC Women's Player of the Year in 2007, her mother pushed her to contribute to women's cricket. She retired in the year 2022 and is now a mentor. Goswami's generosity of heart and tenacity were evident throughout the discourse. When asked about her time as captain, she said that she didn't get much luck from captaincy. She continued by saying that she is a straightforward person, so she didn't think about promoting herself.

"Chakda Express" has reached its destination. After the ODI series against England at the legendary Lord's Cricket Ground, Indian veteran Jhulan Goswami decided to end her career in professional cricket. Her spectacular career that started in Chennai versus England came to an end in London against the same foe.

Goswami leaves the game as one of the best bowlers ever. No other player has more ODI wickets than the right-arm bowler. She is the only women's cricketer to score more than 250 wickets, making her unique in the sport.

When did Jhulan Goswami retire?
Veteran Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami has decided to retire from playing professionally after the ODI series against England at the legendary Lord's Cricket Ground. Her illustrious career which started in Chennai against England in London against the same opponent.
What are Jhulan Goswami’s records?
Jhulan Goswami took 40 Test wickets in 10 matches. She played in 223 international games, took 271 wickets and scored 1593 runs, including three innings of 50 runs. She surpassed Australia's Cathryn Fitzpatrick's 180-wicket haul to become the leading wicket-taker in WODIs.
Is Jhulan Goswami the fastest Indian bowler?
Due to Cathryn's retirement, the former Indian cricketer, Jhulan Goswami is currently considered the fastest bowler in the world. Cathryn continues to be the fastest player in the history of women's cricket. Goswami has taken the most wickets among all women cricketers.
Where was Jhulan Goswami born?
On 25 November 1982, Jhulan Goswami was born into a middle-class family in West Bengal's Chakdaha town of Nadia district.