Jhulan Goswami’s Two Decade-Long Career Is ‘Monumental’

After the WODI series against England ended, former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami announced his retirement from international cricket. Jhulan Goswami, who made her international debut in 2002, played for India in 12 Tests, 204 ODIs and 68 T20 Internationals during her career, which was the second longest in the history of women's international cricket.

Sourav Ganguly Congratulates Jhulan Goswami 

Jhulan Goswami's incredible two-decade international career has been hailed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as monumental, marking the end of an era with the retirement of one of women's cricket's greatest performers.

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president, said that with Jhulan's announcement of her retirement from international cricket, an era has come to an end. She has consistently produced outstanding performances and served Indian cricket with distinction. She was very happy to represent India. Her achievements will continue to serve as an example for young and aspiring cricketers. She was the leader of the Indian bowling attack. Her impact on the game was huge. Her influence on the field will be missed, but her achievements will continue to inspire young cricketers.

India pacer great Jhulan Goswami received a moving tribute from BCCI president Sourav Ganguly for her remarkable career spanning two decades, highlighting her role as an inspiration to many. As she said goodbye to international cricket at Lord's on Saturday, he acknowledged her retirement signalled the end of an era.

A Brief About Jhulan Goswami’s Cricket Career

Jhulan Goswami currently tops the list of all-time leading wicket takers in ODIs. From being the ball girl in the 1997 World Cup final to surpassing her idol Cathryn Fitzpatrick, her illustrious career spanned more than 15 years at the highest level. The emaciated girl was so engrossed in cricket that she often sacrificed her studies in Chakdaha to take a two-hour overcrowded local train to Calcutta for practice. With the encouragement of her parents, there was no turning back from the moment her trainer was convinced her tall size would make her a deadly walker.

Starting out as a pure bowler, Goswami eventually established herself as India's best all-rounder by making valuable contributions with the bat later in the order. At Taunton in 2002, Goswami and Mithali Raj set a world record seventh wicket stand of 157 runs against the home team. Four years later, her career-best 10-wicket haul at the same venue contributed significantly to India's historic Test series win on foreign soil.

Goswami won the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year award in 2007 and later took over as captain, but with mixed success. Additionally, she was awarded the coveted Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2010 and the Padma Shri two years later.

BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah praised Jhulan Goswami as one of the greatest players in response to her retirement. He praised her remarkable bowling ability and her leadership of the Indian bowling attack for many years and said that as she begins a new chapter, she will serve as a role model for young cricketers who aspire to represent their nation at the highest level. BCCI Treasurer, Arun Singh Dhumal highlighted the significant contribution of Jhulan and Mithali Raj to the development of women's cricket in India. He praised her dedication to the sport and noted that she will continue to support current players and up-and-coming talents.

When was Jhulan Goswami’s debut match?
Jhulan Goswami made her debut for India at the age of 19 in a one-day international against England in Chennai in 2002. Her first Test was against England on 14 January 2002 in Lucknow.
What is Jhulan Goswami’s age?
Born on 25 November 1982, Jhulan Goswami is currently 40 years old.
Who are Jhulan Goswami’s mother and father?
Jharna Goswami and Nitish Goswami are the mother and father of Jhulan Goswami.