Jhulan Goswami Retirement: Hello, a warm Good Morning from the deck of CricBails, Indian Legend Jhulan Goswami is set to retire from International Cricket on 24th September 2022 after playing her farewell game against England Women at the Lord’s.
Jhulan Goswami, an India legend, has announced her international retirement after a 20-year career.
Goswami’s international career, which began in 2002 against England, will conclude against the same team. The seasoned bowler has revolutionized fast bowling in women’s cricket in India over the past 20 years and established herself as one of the best performers ever.
The 39-year-old Pacer Jhulan Goswami has played for India in 12 Tests, 203 ODIs, and 68 T20 Internationals and has 353 wickets across all formats. She is the top wicket-taker in women’s cricket with 253 of those coming in ODIs. In fact, Goswami is the only player to date to have taken more than 200 wickets in ODI cricket.
“Regrets in the sense, (I) played in two World Cup finals (and) if we had won one of them that would’ve been great for us because it is the ultimate goal for us,” said Jhulan Goswami. “That’s one such regret I have, otherwise, everything else is great.”
India advanced to the Women’s Cricket World Cup final in both 2005 and 2017 but lost to Australia and England, respectively. India lost a game that was literally life or death to South Africa in the most recent tournament, and they were unable to advance past the group stage.
Due to an injury, Jhulan Goswami was unable to play, and India lost their talisman in a crucial match. Goswami stated during the press conference that recent recurring injuries were the primary cause to call it a day.
“(For the) last two years I was thinking every series (that I played) is my last series because of injuries and ups and downs,” she said. After the World Cup (2022) also, I thought maybe the Sri Lanka tour will be my last series, but again I got injured in the last match of the World Cup and couldn’t travel to Sri Lanka”
“And this is the last ODI series before the T20 World Cup (next year), so why not this series?” she added.