Watch: England and Wales Cricket Board uploads a video of Jhulan’s Goswami coming out to bat in her last game

By Daniel S

September 25, 2022

India’s legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami bid adieu to her playing career in the three-match ODI series against England. Her illustrious career start in 2002, coincidentally in the ODI series against England. In the 204 games she has played so far, the right-arm bowler has 255 wickets at an average of 22.04, a strike rate of 39.2, and a brilliant economy rate of 3.37 with the best figures of 31/6.

She was also part of India’s two appearances in the World Cup finals (2005 and 2017). The team lost both games. Talking about those games, she recently said “If we would have won one of those, it would have been great for Team India and women’s cricket.” The 39-year-old is the second Indian player to play for more than 20 years (20y 261d). Before her, former India skipper Mithali Raj played for 22 years and 274 days.

Meanwhile, during her last ODI game, she walked out to bat in the third ODI. The Bengal player was given the guard of honor by the England players and Deepti Sharma batting at that time.  The video of this moment was uploaded on Twitter by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Watch the video here

Talking about Goswami’s performance in the game, she bagged a golden duck with the bat. The right-hander was cleaned by Freya Kemp. However, she didn’t let her team down with the ball. In her spell, she bowled three maidens and took two wickets after conceding 30 runs. The Women In Blue won the low-scoring encounter by 16 runs, completing their first-ever series win against the Three Lions. The series will definitely go down as one of the historic ones for India in the years to come.